B. Monkey


1h 30m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A violent, lost and uncontrollable spirit, Beatrice, is seeking a life of normalcy and domestic bliss away from the dangers of her profession, armed robbery. Known as 'B. Monkey' to her comrades in crime on the streets (for her ability to get into anywhere--she is half-waif, half-warrior. Tired of l

Film Details

Also Known As
B Monkey
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Bapty & Co; Cineimage; Creature Effects; Film Finances, Inc.; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; MIRAMAX; Miramax International; Mobile Mouthful; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Sargent Disc, Ltd.; Scala Productions; Simon Olswang; Technicolor
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Bac Films Distribution; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Lauren Films; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; RCV Distribution; Rep; Shaw Organization; Shochiku Company, Ltd.; Skifan Hf; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Universal Pictures International; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Warner Sogefilms
Location
Paris, France; London, England, United Kingdom; Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

A violent, lost and uncontrollable spirit, Beatrice, is seeking a life of normalcy and domestic bliss away from the dangers of her profession, armed robbery. Known as 'B. Monkey' to her comrades in crime on the streets (for her ability to get into anywhere--she is half-waif, half-warrior. Tired of living on the edge, she seeks love and peace while trying to kick her addictions to crime. She takes a liking to Alan, an average guy, a school teacher, whom she meets at a bar. He's the first man in her life who's not a drug addict, a criminal or into other boys. Soon, the two are off to begin a new and crime-free life. Although happy, Beatrice begins to feel like she is being suffocated by her own goodness. She needs one last high; one last job. And to make matters worse, the shady mobster boyfriends of B's past, Bruno and Paul, have no intention of releasing her to her new life and continue to tempt her with the thrill of her past. They aren't going to let her escape so easily from her 'old ways.'.

Crew

Barry Abbott

Carpenter

Peter Adams

Construction Runaround

Brian Aldridge

Dressing Props

Geoffrey Alexander

Orchestrator

Lorraine Armstrong-esther

Post-Production Coordinator

Luis Enriquez Bacalov

Music

Chet Baker

Song Performer ("Imagination")

John Bastin

Carpenter

Peter Beasley

Other

Sophie Becher

Production Designer

Barbara Berkery

Dialogue Coach

John Best

Best Boy

Lee Betts

Other

Laurie Borg

Co-Producer

Heather Bownass

Music Coordinator

Catherine Brandish

Other

Jed Bray

Director'S Driver

Valentine Breton Des Loys

Costume Designer

Alan David Briant

Props Runaround

Lidia Broccolino

Film Lab

David Broder

Camera

Peter Brook

Unit Driver

Julian Bucknall

Other

Terry Buez

Gennie Driver

Johnny Burken

Song ("Imagination")

Hugh Burns

Guitar

Ben Burt

Co-3rd Assistant Director

Anthony Caccavale

Other

Matthew Camacho

Other

Kathini Cameron

Runner

Neil Carr

Other

Steel Carrot

Film Lab

John Casey

Carpenter

Julia Castle

Art Department Assistant

Gary Chastey

Electrician

Graham Cheetham

Motorhouse Driver

Alan Chesters

Construction Manager

Leigh Chesters

Trainee Carpenter

Ian Clark

Other

Tony Clarkson

Location Manager

Stephanie Collie

Assistant Costume Designer

Bob Cooke

Other

Sara-jane Cornish

Assistant Art Director

Penny Crawford

Production Buyer

Regine Crespin

Song Performer ("D'Amore L'Ardente Flamme")

Matt Dalton

Accounts Assistant

Jeffery Dance

Other

Andrew Davies

Source Material (From Novel)

Gerry Davies

Dressing Props

Mike Day

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ray De-haan

Stunt Performer

Mike Dowson

Re-Recording Mixer

Will Draper

Dressing Props

Martin Duffy

Carpenter

Graham Easton

Film Lab

James Ede

Other

Brian Eke

Carpenter

Tracey Feldon

Stunt Performer

Paul Feldsher

Executive Producer

David Field

Stand-In

John Field

Other

Steve Finn

Sound Assistant

James P Foran

Construction Supervisor

Stuart Ford

Film Lab

Geoff Foster

Music Engineer

Graham Frake

Dp/Cinematographer

Graham Frake

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Peter Franklin

Carpenter

Saint Garnier

Song ("Billets Doux")

George Gerschwin

Song ("They Can'T Take That Away From Me")

Ira Gerschwin

Song ("They Can'T Take That Away From Me")

Rodney Glenn

Supervising Sound Editor

Julie Goldstein

Film Lab

Daniel Gordon

Graphic Artist

Stephane Grapelli

Song Performer ("Body & Soul")

Stephane Grapelli

Song

Isobel Griffiths

Musician Contractor

David Gruar

Stagehand

Georgina Gunner

Wardrobe Assistant

Michael Gunner

Supervisor

Joelle Hache

Editor

Tala Hadid

Trainee Editor

Tala Hadid

Director'S Assistant

Rupert Hall

Location Assistant

Kevin Hanlon

Other

Tom Hannam

Art Department Stand-By

Jo Harland

2nd Assistant Editor

Philip Harvey

Other

Hayes

Song ("Glory Box")

John Hedger

Other

Kevin D Higgins

Camera Grip

Andrew Hill

Assistant Location Manager

Chris Hill

Grip (2nd Unit)

David Hindle

Art Director

Derek Holding

Dialogue Editor

Sharon Howard-field

Casting

Eamonn Hughes

Assistant Hair & Make-Up

Mark Hutchings

Electrician

Jon Jarvis

Song Performer ("Body & Soul")

Jon Jarvis

Song

Lenny Jones

Makeup Driver

Edward E. Kaye

Rushes Driver

David 'ned' Kelly

Chargehand Carpenter

Sean Kiely

Other

Chloe King

Screenwriter

Lisa-kim Ling Kuan

Assistant Accountant

Diana Lander

Other

Bob Last

Music Supervisor

Stephen Law

Post-Production Supervisor

Peggy Lee

Song Performer ("They Can'T Take That Away From Me")

Sarah Lester

Stand-In

Peter Lindsay

Sound Recordist

Peter Lindsay

Sound Equipment

Karen Lindsay Stewart

Casting

Jack Lovesay

Stagehand

Ken Lowe

Other

Frank Mannion

Film Lab

Undine Marshfield

Unit Publicist (Cowan/Symes)

George Mart

Dining Bus Driver

Gerard Mccann

Music Editor

Karen Mcluskey

Production Assistant

James Mcneil

Carpenter

David Mears

Other

Paola Minazzato

Script Supervisor (2nd Unit)

Van Morrison

Song ("Tupelo")

Simon Moseley

1st Assistant Director

Tim Murphy

Other

Jennie Muskett

Conductor

Jennie Muskett

Music

Vic Newell

Construction Stand-By Driver

Victor Nunes

Assistant Dialogue Editor

Kevin O'shea

Film Lab

Sarah O'toole

Assistant Location Manager

Peter Ogunsalu

Producer Assistant

Clara Ott

1st Assistant Editor

Valerie Pasteau

1st Assistant Editor

Henri-jacques Perrin

Location Manager (Paris)

Andreas Petrides

Stunt Safety Coordinator

Bernard Phillips

Unit Driver

Martin Phipps

Other

Steve Piuke

Camera Truck Driver

Albert Pointer

Location Assistant

Beverly Pond-jones

Chief Makeup Artist

Nik Powell

Executive Producer

Gerard Preseneer

Other

Jamie Pritchard

Chief Hairdresser

Michael Radford

Screenwriter

Katherine Rankin

Negative Cutter

Tania Reddin

2nd Assistant Editor

Lou Reed

Song ("Sweet Jane")

Dave Reilly

Props

Django Reinhardt

Song Performer ("Trash")

Django Reinhardt

Song; Song ("Billets Doux")

Polly Richards

Art Department Runner

Matt Ritter

Miramax Post-Production

Dave Roach

Saxophone & Electronic Wind Instruments

Julian Rodd

Foley Editor

Malcolm Rose

Sound Maintenance

Beth Amy Rosenblatt

Film Lab

Ashley Rowe

Director Of Photography

Ashley Rowe

Dp/Cinematographer

Robert Ryder

Props Stand-By Driver

Keith Sewell

Steadicam Operator

Lisa Shanley

Wardrobe Assistant

Sheila Shepperd

Music Coordinator (Earthsong/London)

Maddy Shirazi

Film Lab

Adrian Smith

Steadicam Operator

Mary Soan

1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Sophie Sorenson

Co-3rd Assistant Director

Robert Sour

Song

Laurie Sparham

Stills Photographer

John Stanborough

Colour Grader

Tony Stanton

Music Preparation Services

Kevin Swabey

Carpenter

Micky Swift

Other

Diana Tauder

Miramax Post-Production

Andrew Taylor

Gaffer

Mark Taylor

Re-Recording Mixer

Michael Thomas

Screenplay

Roger Tooley

Steadicam Operator

Kevin Trehy

Production Accountant

Toby Troynar

Location Assistant

Rebecca Tucker

2nd Assistant Director

Colin Vaines

Producer

James Van Heusen

Song ("Imagination")

Betty Vaughan-richards

Art Department Runner

Paul Venezia

Mini Bus Driver

Nick Waldron

Location Assistant

Nick Walker

Other

Jim Watkins

Director'S Assistant

Michael Webb

Chargehand Stagehand

Bob Weinstein

Co-Executive Producer

Harvey Weinstein

Co-Executive Producer

Laurence Wells

Standby Props

Kirsty Whalley

Other

Steve Wheeler

Props Master

Barry White

Song

Barry White

Song Performer ("You'Re The First, The Last, My Everything")

Chris White

Assistant Location Manager

Christine White

Assistant Location Manager

Film Details

Also Known As
B Monkey
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Bapty & Co; Cineimage; Creature Effects; Film Finances, Inc.; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; MIRAMAX; Miramax International; Mobile Mouthful; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Sargent Disc, Ltd.; Scala Productions; Simon Olswang; Technicolor
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Bac Films Distribution; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Lauren Films; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; RCV Distribution; Rep; Shaw Organization; Shochiku Company, Ltd.; Skifan Hf; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Universal Pictures International; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Warner Sogefilms
Location
Paris, France; London, England, United Kingdom; Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States Fall September 10, 1999

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States on Video March 21, 2000

Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999

Michael Caton-Jones was previously attached to direct.

Additional photography took place in September 1997.

Began shooting September 16, 1996.

Completed shooting mid December 1996.

Released in United States 1998 (World premiere at the 1998 London Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999)

Released in United States on Video March 21, 2000

Released in United States Fall September 10, 1999

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.)