Full Monty Plagiarism Case Thrown Out

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The plagiarism case brought by two New Zealand playwrights against the makers of The Full Monty has been thrown out of court by a US judge, who said it would be more appropriate to hear the case in the UK. It's not yet known whether the playwrights, Andrew McCarten and Stephen Sinclair, (whose argument is that the film is "strikingly similar" to their 1987 play, Ladies Night), will continue their action in the UK. The studio's contention has always been that the premise was not unique and there were several male stripper troupes in England in the Eighties.

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