The Full Monty

August 13th, 1997


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Still of Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Paul Barber, Steve Huison, William Snape, Hugo Speer and Tom Wilkinson in The Full MontyRobert Carlyle in The Full Monty

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 7.2/10 (49,302 voted)

Critic's Score: 75/100

Director: Peter Cattaneo

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy

Six unemployed steel workers, inspired by the Chippendale's dancers, form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Robert Carlyle - Gaz
Mark Addy - David 'Dave'
William Snape - Nathan
Steve Huison - Lomper
Tom Wilkinson - Gerald
Paul Barber - Horse
Hugo Speer - Guy
Lesley Sharp - Jean
Emily Woof - Mandy
Deirdre Costello - Linda
Paul Butterworth - Barry
Dave Hill - Alan
Bruce Jones - Reg
Andrew Livingston - Terry (as Andrew Livingstone)
Vinny Dhillon - Sharon

Taglines: Six men. With nothing to lose. Who dare to go....


Official Website: Fox Searchlight |

Release Date: 13 August 1997

Filming Locations: ASDA Supermarket, Orgreave Way, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $3,500,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $244,375 (USA) (17 August 1997) (6 Screens)

Gross: $198,100,000 (Worldwide) (26 April 1998) (except USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The original cut of the film was too short, so three months after shooting ended, some more footage was shot, including the football/exercise montage. Robert Carlyle is not in that sequence; the actor was working on another project by then.

Revealing mistakes: During the dress rehearsal sequence, Dave walks past a couple walking arm-in-arm in the store. We see the same couple again, supposedly days later, in the same position and wearing the same clothes.

Gerald Arthur Cooper: Fat, David, is a feminist issue.
Dave: Well, what's that supposed to mean, when it's at home?
Gerald Arthur Cooper: I don't bloody know, do I? But it is.

User Review

still blessing the day I taped it without knowing anything about the film

Rating: 10/10

I saw The Full Monty about a month ago on TV and as soon as I saw it was coming up, I rushed to find a blank videotape for it. I didn't know what to expect but somehow I had this feeling that I HAD to tape it. And blimey, was it worth it! Now I watch the film every weekend and I enjoy it just as much as I did the first time I saw it. I love its style, its humour, everything. It's nice to see average people whose only goal was to get a job and in order to achieve it, they're willing to do anything. I've purchased the soundtrack as well, and I can clearly state that it's worth buying if you like 70's music. I think it's become my favourite film. It's so simple and that's why I like it, because at the same time it's greatly enjoyable.