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

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Michael Radford

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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 ... 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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Taglines:

"A Wild Rollercoaster Ride Of Thrills!" 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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UK | USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

15 July 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Agria omorfia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,436, 12 September 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,524, 19 September 1999
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film didn't surface on the festival circuits until two years after filming had completed. See more »

Quotes

Alan Furnace: You know, this doesn't actually look like me. Underneath there's a...
Beatrice: ...a prince?
Alan Furnace: No, just a good-looking frog.
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LIFE GOES ON AND ON
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Rupert Everett (almost) saved this movie.
18 February 1999 | by anjelikaSee all my reviews

I saw this movie back in the fall 1996 - yes 96. I was part of the Test audience suckered in to the Sony Theater on 19th Street & Broadway here in NYC. After the movie was over we were given a survey so that we convey our thoughts about the movie.

It's been a while since I've seen it, but I remember the romance between the professor and B. Monkey to be totally unbelievable. Beatrice (Asia Argento) plays the enigmatic no-good juvenile delinquent punk who falls in love with a straight-laced school teacher.

In an attempt to wean Beatrice from her wicked ways, the couple moves out to the countryside. Beatrice plays the role of the good girlfriend but as expected, her no-good London pals (thugs) find her hiding out.

I usually like sappy love stories, but this one dragged... and dragged... and dragged on. This movie begs for action. The only exciting scene was the robbery she commits at the Jewerly store. After committing the felony she screams, "Wot's my name? B. Monkey!" It was all too corny.

Paul (Rupert Everett) was the funniest character. As usual, he plays a charming & witty gay character. If it wasn't for him I would have demanded my money back (yes, I know I got in for free - but I'll never get those 2 hours of my life back so why not some cash instead?)


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