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B. Monkey (1998)

A young woman attempts to end her criminal career. But she needs love to make it.

Director:

Michael Radford

Writers:

Andrew Davies (novel), Chloe King | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Asia Argento ... Beatrice
Jared Harris ... Alan Furnace
Rupert Everett ... Paul Neville
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Bruno
Julie T. Wallace ... Mrs. Sturge
Ian Hart ... Steve Davis
Tim Woodward ... Frank Rice
Bryan Pringle ... Goodchild
Clare Higgins ... Ms. Cherry
Simone Bowkett ... Angie
Marc Warren ... Terence
Camilo Gallardo Camilo Gallardo ... Barman (Conrans)
Michael Carlin Michael Carlin ... Carlo
Paul Ireland Paul Ireland ... Barman (Kings Head)
Elizabeth Ash Elizabeth Ash ... Nurse (as Elisabeth Ash)
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Storyline

Alan Furnace is a young man with the perfectly proper, quiet life of a London school teacher. But beneath all of that decency lies a burning desire for excitement and he just found it. She's a woman unlike any other: Unruly Irish eyes, Latin lips... her name is Beatrice, but on the streets they call her B. Monkey. She's about to take him on an outrageous, dangerous and sexy ride through the wild side of London. Written by Babalu

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Angel by day... armed & dangerous by night. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the reasons why Michael Caton-Jones quit the project was because Miramax head, Harvey Weinstein, nixed his proposal of casting Sophie Okonedo in the lead suggesting she wasn't "fuckable". See more »

Quotes

Alan Furnace: [first lines - at DJ mic] You grow up in the suburbs, you picture a life for yourself, right? A life of danger, late nights in smokey jazz clubs, beautiful women everywhere. There's Django Reinhardt with Le Hot Club De Paris, 1939 - you're listening to Night Duty in Saint Jose's hospital. Only then you do grow up, and you're not living that life. You're poor. You teach in a school during the day, and of course you like it. Though you can barely find time to play the bloody trumpet.
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Connections

Referenced in When Brendan Met Trudy (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

You're The First, The Last, My Everything
Composed by Barry White, Tony Sepe and Sterling Radcliffe
Performed by Barry White
SA-Vette Music/My Baby-S Music Co.
Used by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited (London)
Licensed by kind permission from Polygram Film & TV Licensing
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Not bad!
11 September 2002 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"B.Monkey" is the perfect example of a romantic thriller!Asia Argento plays Beatrice/B.Monkey-the thief who wants to quit with her profession.She loves Alan(Jared Harris),a teacher of small children.The film is really enjoyable and very well-acted-Asia Argento,a daughter of famous Italian horror maestro Dario Argento is really talented!She provides also some great nude scenes!The violence is kept to minimum,but there's a lot of cursing!8 out of 10-worth checking out,especially if you're a fan of Asia Argento!


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Release Date:

15 July 1999 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,436, 12 September 1999

Gross USA:

$39,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,832
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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