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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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Trouble never looked so good 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

Beatrice: Angie, can I leave early on Friday?
Angie: Why?
Beatrice: I'm going to Paris. With my boyfriend.
Angie: It will rain.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

They Can't Thak That Away From Me
Composed by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Peggy Lee
Used by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Blue Note, a division of Capitol Records Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Top of the second tier Europic worth the time.
21 January 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"B. Monkey", with Italian diva Argento in the title role, tells of a young female thief who tries to go straight but is haunted by her past from both inside and out. What could have been a better romantic psychodrama stills plays out well as B-flick with good pitted against evil in the usual ways though it stumbles a bit in the end. The film has visceral verve, solid performances, and develops and builds until the climax in the last minutes. Good stuff for mature audiences into Europics with plenty Argento skin.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

15 July 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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