The Full Monty

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The Full Monty ★★★ 1996 (R)

A group of laid off Yorkshire mill workers come up with a unique way to earn some money in this amusing Britcom. When exuberant Gaz (Carlyle) notices the local women lining up to see the Chippendale dancers, he persuades his mates to launch a striptease act themselves. But these guys are hardly cover boy material—they're variously overweight, middle-aged, depressed, and shy. Nevertheless, they turn out to be an unexpected success despite numerous mishaps and misunderstandings. Title refers to the fact that they strip down to their birthday suits. The film audience merely gets the moon view. 90m/ C VHS, DVD . GB Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Steve Huison, William Snape, Paul Barber, Hugo Speer, Lesley Sharp, Emily Woof, Deirdre Costello; D: Peter Cattaneo; W: Simon Beaufoy; C: John de Borman; M: Anne Dudley. Oscars ‘97: Orig. Mus./Comedy Score; British Acad. ‘97: Actor (Carlyle), Film, Support. Actor (Wilkinson); Screen Actors Guild ‘97: Cast.