The Full Monty is a 1997 comedy-drama film directed by Peter Cattaneo, starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber, and Hugo Speer. The screenplay was written by Simon Beaufoy. The film is set in Sheffield, England, and it tells the story of six unemployed men, four of them former steel workers, who decide to form a male striptease act (à la Chippendale dancers) in order to gather enough money to get somewhere else and for main character, Gaz, to be able to see his son. Gaz declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they will go "the full monty" — strip all the way — hence the film's title. Despite being a comedy, the film also touches on serious subjects such as unemployment, fathers' rights, depression, impotence, homosexuality, obesity, working class culture and suicide. The film was rated a 15 in Britain for "frequent strong language".
The Full Monty was a major critical success upon release and an unexpected international commercial success, grossing over $250 million becoming the highest grossing film in the UK until it was outsold by Titanic from a budget of only $3.5 million. It was ultimately nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Music Score, winning the latter.
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