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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Gaz
Mark Addy ... Dave
Wim Snape 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 »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1999, it was ranked #25 on the British Film Institute's 100 Greatest British Films of the 20th Century. See more »

Goofs

During the dress rehearsal sequence, Dave walks past a couple walking arm-in-arm in the store. We see the same couple again, supposedly days later, in the same position and wearing the same clothes. See more »

Quotes

Gary 'Gaz' Schofield: Folks don't laugh so loud when you've a grand in your back pocket.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Step by Step: The Half Monty (1998) See more »

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Deep Fried in Kelvin
Written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey & 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 mjw2305See 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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