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The Full Monty (1997)

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Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gaz
... Dave
... Nathan
... Lomper
... Gerald
... Horse
... Guy
... Jean
... Mandy
Deirdre Costello ... Linda
... Barry
Dave Hill ... Alan
... Reg
Andrew Livingston ... Terry (as Andrew Livingstone)
Vinny Dhillon ... Sharon
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Six unemployed steel workers, inspired by the Chippendale's dancers, form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. Written by Jon Reeves (from press kit) <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Six men. With nothing to lose. Who dare to go.... See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Fox Searchlight

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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo o nada  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$244,375, 17 August 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,950,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$257,938,649
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1.85 : 1
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The title is a British slang phrase meaning "the whole thing." According to screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, US studio executives found it perplexing since nobody in the film is named Monty. See more »

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The club owner, Gerald, and Dave all mention the show being on Friday, but the Hot Metal posters they put up list the show being on Saturday, May 25. See more »

Quotes

Dave: [nodding at Horse] Oh aye, I can just see him doing all that twizzling about bollocks!
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The film shown behind the opening credits is "Sheffield...City on the move", made in 1971 for the Sheffield Publicity Department. See more »

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Deep Fried in Kelvin
(1993)
Written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey and Russell Senior
Recorded by Pulp
© 1993 Island Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
Licensed by kind permission from the PolyGram Commercial Marketing Division
(Background music while the men are preparing to go on stage at the show)
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A Great British Comedy
21 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy combine with a great support cast to bring one of the freshest comedies in years to the big screen. Set in Sheffield after the great 'City of Steel' Days, there are more people in the dole queue, than out at work.

Struggling for money the pair decide that if the Chippendale's can get the kit off and make a packet, then why can't they. They recruit some more strippers, all desperate for some cash, and promise the city the Full Monty. Now all they need is to learn how to dance, learn how to overcome there fear of the Full Monty and sell some tickets.

This film is a very funny view of a struggling community in what was once a thriving city. Great characters, slick and realistic dialogue and great direction, this is one of the finest British comedies ever.

8/10


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