• The Full Monty (1997)

The Full Monty

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2002

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

After losing his job at a steel factory, Gaz (Robert Carlyle) learns that his wife wants to sue him for missed child support payments. Desperate for money, Gaz and his friend Dave (Mark Addy) decide to create their own male strip-tease act. The two friends recruit four more men, including their former foreman (Tom Wilkinson) and a security guard (Steve Huison). The group promises that their show will succeed because they are willing to go "the Full Monty": completely naked.

Cast: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Lesley Sharp, Emily Woof, Steve Huison, Paul Barber, Hugo Speer

Director: Peter Cattaneo

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Redwave Films, Twentieth Century Fox, Channel Four Films

Keywords: Rise , England , Sacrifice , Father , Hilarious , Offbeat , 1990s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    G. Allen JohnsonSan Francisco Examiner

    There isn't a whole lot of fancy subplotting, just a potpourri of funny and engaging characters. show more

  • 88
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    Takes a premise that seems ripe for broad, vulgar joking and turns it into a sly, even subtle, comedy.

  • 88
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    Such pure, naked joy is utterly contagious.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Winner Music (Original Music or Comedy Score)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Orange Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)