The Full Monty
- 1 hr 31 min
The Full Monty is a 1997 British comedy about a group of out of work steelworkers who band together to form a strip tease act. After Sheffield, Englands's steel mill industry shuts down, several workers are left without jobs. Gary "Gaz" Schofield (Robert Carlyle) has been out of work for quite some time. He is at odds with his ex-wife Mandy (Emily Woof) over child support payments, and forced to sell scrap metal to make ends meet. Gaz's adolescent son Nathan (William Snape) loves him, but is also ashamed by his father's behavior and the fact that he is out of work. Gaz gets the idea for a dance troupe after viewing a Chippendale's show. He recruits his best friend Dave Horsefall (Mark Addy) and another man Dave rescued from an attempted suicide, Lumper (Steve Huison). Gaz knows he needs someone who can dance, so he asks his former steel mill supervisor Gerald Cooper (Tom Wilkinson). Gerald's has been hiding the fact that he's not working to his wife Linda (Deirdre Costello). The men hold auditions to see if they can find a few more decent dancers. They choose Horse (Paul Barber), who is older, but has moves, and Guy (Hugo Speer), who can't dance, but drops his underpants to show how well-endowed he is. The group begins to practice, and are coming along quite well. Gaz makes the revelation that they should go for the Full Monty, or strip down completely naked to tantalize the female crowd. After a security guard stumbles across a practice strip session, the group is arrested on obscenity charges. The misunderstanding is straightened out, and the front page headlines give them publicity. On the big night, it is standing room only as several local ladies come to see the show. The group puts on a well choreographed show to the delight of screaming fans. At the end, the group strips down completely naked.