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U.K. pub fire brings 'Full Monty' response

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Ian McKellen strips nude for 'King Lear'

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Music teacher does 'Full Monty'

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Broadway show 'Seven Brides' in St. Louis

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Wilkinson recalls 'Full Monty' experience

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Prosecutors say lover killed for greed

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Top British literary agent stabbed

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Full Monty
LAP98021002-10 FEBRUARY 1998-BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA: Cast members in a scene from "The Full Monty" which was nominated February 10 for best picture Oscar for the 70th Academy Awards to be telecast live March 23 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. UPI jr/Jim Ruymen

The Full Monty is a 1997 British comedy film. It tells the story of six unemployed men, four of them 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. Despite being a comedy, the film also touches on serious subjects such as unemployment, fathers' rights, depression, impotence, working class culture and suicide. The film was rated a 15 in Britain for frequent strong language.

The Full Monty is set in Sheffield, England, and stars Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber, and Hugo Speer. The story was conceived by co-producer, Paul Bucknor, and the screenplay was written by Simon Beaufoy. The film was directed by Peter Cattaneo.

The year is 1972, and the place is "Sheffield... the beating heart of Britain's industrial north", as described by the narrator in a short film visualising the city's economic prosperity, borne out of Sheffield's highly successful steel industry. The film shows busy steel mills, producing everything from kitchen cutlery to tensile girders, along with the run-off from the mills... successful retail establishments, nightclubs, and attractive housing. The film concludes with "thanks to steel, Sheffield really is a city on the move!"

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