The Full Monty

The Full Monty

Peter Cattaneo (1997)

15 Certificate


Our Score
When the going gets tough, the tough get go-going, in director Peter Cattaneo's highly engaging, genuinely poignant and hilarious full-frontal comedy drama. Robert Carlyle plays a divorced father who forms a strip act along with a group of other unemployed Sheffield steelworkers while trying to maintain joint custody of his son. Well endowed with side-splitting laughter and brilliantly performed by the superb ensemble cast, this is about men's emotional shortcomings as much as their dirty dancing techniques, and is jam-packed with many wonderful moments - the would-be Chippendales of the North absent-mindedly gyrating to the radio in a dole queue is simply inspired.


Six unemployed men from Sheffield decide to become strippers for one night only in a bid to raise extra money. However, with no dancing experience and far from perfect physiques, the men rely on the unique selling point of complete nudity to impress the punters. Comedy, starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson, Hugo Speer and Paul Barber.

Cast & Crew

Gaz Robert Carlyle
Gerald Tom Wilkinson
Dave Mark Addy
Jean Lesley Sharp
Mandy Emily Woof
Lomper Steve Huison
Horse Paul Barber
Guy Hugo Speer
Linda Deirdre Costello
Reg Bruce Jones
Nathan William Snape
Director Peter Cattaneo
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdGuidance: Swearing, nudityAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray