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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 ... 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 Dave Hill ... Alan
Bruce Jones ... Reg
Andrew Livingston Andrew Livingston ... Terry (as Andrew Livingstone)
Vinny Dhillon 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Fox Searchlight

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo o nada See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rik Mayall was considered for the role of Gaz. See more »

Goofs

When the team is supposed to watch the movie Flashdance, they are watching the music video of the theme song "What a Feeling" by Irene Cara instead. See more »

Quotes

Gaz: Gentlemen, the lunchbox has landed!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: Shawn Rescues Darth Vader (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

You Sexy Thing
(1975)
Written by Errol Brown (as Erroll Brown)
Performed by Hot Chocolate
© 1975 RAK Publishing Limited
Courtesy of EMI Records
By Arrangement with EMI Special Markets UK
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A bunch of losers make for a winning film
9 August 1999 | by JCR-4See all my reviews

This is a great black comedy. A bunch of losers down at the job centre have no hopes of getting a job. As the film progresses, it picks up momentum as the big date approaches. Some great scenes of 80's Britain, the job centre, the clubs, the houses with paper-thin walls and low ceilings. You know what the finale is going to be, but it doesn't detract at all from the enjoyment of the film. It doesn't get political, as some other commenters have complained, but why should it? This is about the consequences of 80's Britain, not the causes. The characters are 100% believable, in their appearances and their behaviour. The fat one is the sort you see on a Saturday night in just about every city centre pub in England (and at the football matches too!). A pity some viewers from across the pond couldn't pick up the accents, that's not altogether surprising but consider that this film was probably not originally intended for worldwide distribution and if you had taken the accents away you'd have taken away also a lot of its charm.

PS: Sheffield, where the film was based, is actually quite a nice town in many areas.


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