Overall Rank: 2281
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 137
Theatrical Release Date: 08/13/1997
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Actors: Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber
Plot: Unemployed and broke, Gaz needs to find a way to pay child support so his ex-wife will let him see his son. Gaz cooks up a scheme with some other out-of-work and down-on-their-luck guys to raise money by stripping. Untalented and very average-looking, these guys make for an unlikely Chippendale troop. -- serioussir
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/08/2014
Unemployed and broke, Gaz needs to find a way to pay child support so his ex-wife will let him see his son. Gaz cooks up a scheme with some other out-of-work and down-on-their-luck guys to raise money by stripping. Untalented and very average-looking, these guys make for an unlikely Chippendale troop. This movie has funny writing and the movie knows what it is and it shows it off.
Snoogans - wrote on 11/02/2013
A surprisingly sweet comedy. The characters are likable and you generally want to see them succeed. There's a slight endearing quality to these jobless guys striving to regain a feeling of self worth. Funny, upbeat little gem.
Yojimbo - wrote on 11/05/2012
Blah blah likeable working class folk yadda yadda challenged by adversity murmur murmur grow as human beings yawn yawn. I wish the British film industry would turn the bloody (Hot Chocolate) record over...
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TheWolf - wrote on 08/03/2007
I saw this movie in the theater without knowing anything about it. I gotta say that when I saw it I was just tagging along to the movies and I didn't know what to expect. This was the first time I had seen Robert Carlyle in a movie and I thought his character and personality were brilliant from the start.
Gaz is broke, on welfare, lives in the projects, is behind on his child support and is threatened with losing his son to his ex-wife unless he can pull together 700 pounds (about $1100). But this is Sheffield, England -- once a boomtown but now a deadening city of shopping malls and garment mills, where the factories (and the guys that worked in them) are empty shells of themselves. The women have jobs; the men have job fairs. Into this comes a touring "Chippendale's" dance troupe …
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