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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.

Director:

Peter Cattaneo

Writer:

Simon Beaufoy
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Gaz
Mark Addy ... Dave
Wim Snape ... Nathan (as William Snape)
Steve Huison ... Lomper
Tom Wilkinson ... Gerald
Paul Barber ... Horse
Hugo Speer ... Guy
Lesley Sharp ... Jean
Emily Woof ... Mandy
Deirdre Costello Deirdre Costello ... Linda
Paul Butterworth ... Barry
Dave Hill ... Alan
Bruce Jones ... Reg
Andrew Livingston Andrew Livingston ... Terry (as Andrew Livingstone)
Vinny Dhillon Vinny Dhillon ... Sharon
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Storyline

In the decaying steel mill town of Sheffield in Northern England, friends Gaz and Dave, both now unemployed and on the dole after the closure of most of the town's steel mills, steal scrap metal from the closed mills to supplement their meager income, often with Gaz's twelve year old son, Nathan, on the days Gaz has custody. Still, Gaz is behind in child support payments to his ex-wife, Mandy. When Mandy threatens to sue for full custody in that Gaz can't support Nathan in any way, Gaz, seeing the long line up of women clamoring to get in to see a touring Chippendales styled dance troupe, thinks he can solve his financial and thus custody problems by forming his own male exotic dance troupe with some of his fellow un- or underemployed ex-mill workers. In addition to Dave, he has in mind middle-aged Gerald, their former foreman who has not told his spending-happy wife Linda that he has been unemployed for six months, and Lomper, a mild-mannered security guard who they just met in the ... Written by Huggo

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The year's most revealing comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Full Monty See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$176,585, 17 August 1997

Gross USA:

$45,950,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$257,938,649
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The only film that year to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, but not at the Producers Guild of America Awards. See more »

Goofs

When Dave chases Gaz out of the store much has been made of how out of shape Dave is, yet after running at full speed for quite a distance Dave is not out of breath in the close-ups. See more »

Quotes

Dave: [after learning that two of their friends are gay] Ah, well, there's nowt as queer as folk...
[begins laughing]
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Crazy Credits

The film shown behind the opening credits is "Sheffield...City on the move", made in 1971 for the Sheffield Publicity Department. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two english versions of the film: one is the original UK version, the other is the US version which is partly redubbed to replace some british dialects and slang phrases. See more »


Soundtracks

Moving On Up
Written by Paul Heard & Mike Pickering
Performed by M People
Used by permission of BMG Ent. Int. UK & Ireland Ltd.
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd./BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
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Bits and Pieces from Across the Pond
16 July 2009 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

Charming film from the other side of the pond about a bunch of working class blokes at the ends of their ropes who decide to stage a strip show for cash. The gimmick is that they promise to go "the full monty," much to the delight of their wives and girlfriends.

"The Full Monty" was a minor sensation in 1997, and started a movie trend that exists to this day: the little indie film that could and makes it all the way to the Best Picture category at the Academy Awards. I don't know that it's quite that good, but you could probably fit three "Full Monty"s into one "Titanic," the film that DID win Best Picture that year, and if I had to pick one of them to watch again now, I'd pick the naked dudes over the sinking ship any day.

Grade: A-


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