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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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Nathan (as William Snape)
Deirdre Costello ...
Andrew Livingston ...
Terry (as Andrew Livingstone)
Vinny Dhillon ...
Kate Layden ...
Joanna Swain ...
Diane Lane ...
Dole Clerk
June Broughton ...
Lomper's Mum
Police Inspector
Duty Sergeant
Malcolm Pitt ...
Job Club Manager
Dennis Blanch ...
Daryl Fishwick ...
Social Worker
David Lonsdale ...
Repossession Man
Muriel Hunte ...
Horse's Mum
Fiona Watts ...
Theresa Maduemezia ...
Horse's Sisters
Fiona Nelson ...
Horse's Sisters
The British Steel Stocksbridge Band ...
Brass Band
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie Jackman ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Arnold Montey ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Elaine Young ...
Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by

Peter Cattaneo

Written by

Simon Beaufoy ... (written by)

Produced by

Paul Bucknor ... co-producer
Polly Leys ... co-producer
Uberto Pasolini ... producer
Lesley Stewart ... associate producer

Music by

Anne Dudley

Cinematography by

John de Borman ... director of photography (as John De Borman)

Film Editing by

David Freeman
Nick Moore

Editorial Department

Fred Chandler ... post production executive
Jatinderpal Chohan ... second assistant editor
Giles Gardner ... second assistant editor
Rob Gordon ... digital on-line editor
Celia Haining ... second assistant editor
Bob Rodger ... color timer
Gabrielle Smith ... first assistant editor
Ben Yeates ... second assistant editor
Tom Mayclim ... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)
Robert Pond ... Negative assembly supervisor (uncredited)

Casting By

Susie Figgis

Production Design by

Max Gottlieb

Art Direction by

Chris Roope

Costume Design by

Jill Taylor

Makeup Department

Lucy Bennett ... makeup trainee
Christine Blundell ... hair designer (as Chris Blundell) / makeup designer (as Chris Blundell)
Marese Langan ... assistant makeup artist
Scott Beswick ... makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
Louise Burton ... assistant makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
Sian Richards ... hair stylist supervisor (uncredited) / makeup supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

David Gilchrist ... first assistant director
Claire Hughes ... second assistant director
Ben Johnson ... third assistant director
Harry Boyd ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Natasha Ross ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

Mark Adams ... painter
Emma Dibb ... assistant art director
Paul Fogarty ... carpenter
Mike Houseman ... construction manager
Gus Lupton ... stand-by props
Leon McCarthy ... stand-by carpenter
John Mills ... property master
Steve Puttock ... prop man (as Steve Buttock)
Duncan Wheeler ... production buyer (as Duncan W. Wheeler)
Terry Woods ... property master
Jess Alexander ... art department assistant: second unit (uncredited)

Sound Department

Michael Bottomley ... sound trainee
Torin Brown ... re-recording assistant
Felicity Cottrell ... foley artist
Alistair Crocker ... sound recordist
Chris Dibble ... sound recording engineer
Eddie Dougall ... sound maintenance engineer
Stewart Henderson ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Steve Price ... sound recording engineer
Adrian Rhodes ... re-recording mixer
Jack Stew ... foley artist
Ted Swanscott ... adr re-recordist / foley re-recordist
Ian Wilson ... sound editor
John Avery ... sound: second unit (uncredited)
Keith Quirk ... sound: second unit (uncredited)
Geoff Tookey ... sound: second unit (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Ian Rowley ... special effects
Tim Baxter ... optical effects (uncredited)
Rob Rowley ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Rob Gordon ... digital online editor


Terry Forrestal ... stunt arranger
Kiran Shah ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Peter Bateson ... camera trainee
Jim Bradshaw ... electrician (as Jimmy Bradshaw)
Simon Bray ... Steadicam operator
Pete Cavaciuti ... steadicam operator (as Peter Cavaciuti)
Ross Chapman ... electrician
Vinny Cowper ... electrician
Tony Diffley ... electrician
Tom Hilton ... still photographer
Baz Irvine ... focus puller
Kirstin McMahon ... clapper loader (as Kirsten McMahon)
Geoff Read ... best boy
Ted Read ... gaffer
Peter Scorah ... second grip
Peter Sinclair ... photographer: second unit
Robin Stone ... grip (as Robin A. Stone)
Alan Stoyles ... rigger
David Worley ... camera operator
Stuart Brereton ... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Danny Cohen ... photography: second unit (uncredited)
Sam Osborne ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Chris Roach ... photography: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

Jocelyn Cammack ... extras casting
Carol Crane ... extras casting (as Carole Crane)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Tessa Phillips ... assistant costume designer
Nikita Rae ... wardrobe assistant
Dennis Brack ... costumes: second unit (uncredited)

Location Management

Robert How ... location manager
Sarah Tapsfield ... location assistant

Music Department

Niall Acott ... assistant recording engineer
Dave Bishop ... musician: clarinet
Hugh Burns ... musician: acoustic guitar
Anne Dudley ... conductor / orchestrator
Karen Elliott ... orchestral recording supervisor: Air Edel Associates Limited
Liz Gallacher ... music consultant
Julian Jackson ... musician: harmonica
Erik Jordan ... assistant recording engineer
Robert Kraft ... executive in charge of music
Graham Lawrence ... music editor
Andy Pask ... musician: bass
Jamie Talbot ... baritone saxophone
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Danielle Diego ... music executive (uncredited)
Anne Dudley ... music producer: "You Can Leave Your Hat On" (uncredited)
Ellen Ginsburg ... music clearance (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Cathy Doubleday ... script supervisor
Victoria Chambers-Pike ... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)

Transportation Department

John Dempsey ... driver: dining bus
Jeff Edwards ... wardrobe vehicle driver
Ronald Green ... driver: winnebago (as Ron Green)
Colin Stephenson ... driver: road train and make-up
Gordon Vickers ... driver: winnebago

Additional Crew

Nicky Agnew ... caterer
Brendan Diver ... caterer
Suzanne Facenfield ... production secretary
Juan J.J. Falero ... stand-in (as Juan J. J. Falero)
Tony Flaherty ... caterer
Suzanne Grand ... choreographer
Lynne Greenshields ... assistant accountant
Phillip Hoppner ... tutor
Kate Ledger ... production coordinator
Vikki Luya ... unit publicist (as Vikky Luya)
Suzanne Lynch ... floor runner
Olivia Monti ... floor runner
Vicky Nottingham ... stand-in
Gavin Ricketts ... production runner
Jenny Snape ... chaperone
Darren Spencer ... production runner
Julia Wilson Dickson ... voice coach (as Julia Wilson-Dixon)
Jon Wilson ... floor runner
Jennifer Woods ... floor runner
Susanna Wyatt ... accountant
Tyler Atkinson ... digital distribution (uncredited)
Simon Dowling ... title designer (uncredited)
Jason Burke Sutter ... international distribution: 20th Century Fox (uncredited)
James Wilson ... production executive: Fox Searchlight Pictures (uncredited)


David Aukin ... thanks (as Aukin, Lechner & Reich Inc.)
Jack Lechner ... thanks (as Aukin, Lechner & Reich Inc.)
Allon Reich ... thanks (as Aukin, Lechner & Reich Inc.)
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Plot Summary

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 act of him trying to commit suicide in his depression. The obvious problem is that with the exception of Gerald who knows how to ballroom dance, they are not generally stripper material, either in looks, skill or temperament, with especially slightly overweight Dave having body image issues, he believing his wife, Jean, having a wandering eye because of what he considers his unappealing looks. In an open casting among those at the employment office, they are able to recruit further misfits Horse, an older man who does know the contemporary dances of his era, and younger Guy, who can't dance and can't sing but loves Singin' in the Rain (1952) and has a natural gift below the belt. Beyond the many obstacles in being able to put together a dance strip act that women would pay to see, they have to overcome their own individual issues, Gaz's which includes Nathan, who loves his father but with who he just wants to do "normal" father/son activities. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Eggs, Beans and Chippendales (United Kingdom)
  • No Man's Land (United Kingdom)
  • Full Monty - Squattrinati organizzati (Italy)
  • The Full Monty: Le grand jeu (France)
  • Ganz oder gar nicht (Germany)
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  • 91 min
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Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP523,961, 02 Jan 1998
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $257,938,649

Did You Know?

Trivia Robert Carlyle has said that filming was chaotic and that 20th Century Fox were so unhappy with the first cut that they considered scrapping its theatrical release and going straight to video. Carlyle has stated that it was the hard work of producer Uberto Pasolini and editor Nick Moore that rescued the film. See more »
Goofs Whilst the guys are watching Flashdance (1983), Dave criticizes the girl welding saying the mixture is all wrong and she's using too much acetylene. Shows how much he knows - she is actually arc welding. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Conspiracy Theory/Kiss Me, Guido/The Full Monty/Career Girls/Love Serenade/Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997). See more »
Soundtracks The Zodiac See more »
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 »
Quotes Dave: Anti-wrinkle cream there may be, but anti-fat-bastard cream there is not.
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