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Barry Barnes ...
Garda Biker
Victoria Burke ...
Nurse
Liam Carney ...
Gerry
Mathew Colquhoun ...
Red Boy Band
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Keith
Kathy Downes ...
Sister Mary
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Anastasia
Francis Farrell ...
Red Boy Band
Mick Fitzgerald ...
Mountjoy prisoner
Ian Fitzgibbon ...
Producer
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Teresa - Rats' girlfriend
Mark Gordon ...
Prison Inmate
Mark Govern ...
Delta Boys
Cillian Gray ...
Red Boy Band
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Rats is released from prison and needs to make some money; fast. To his dismay, things have changed dramatically during his absence; his mother no longer has time for him and his ex-bandmates alike. He wishes to help donate towards his obese aunty's trip to Lourdes. He struggles to find a job, yet never fails to find himself in a difficult situation.

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I'm still Rats from the flats. I used to have a little. Now I've f*** all.

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28 November 2004 (Ireland)  »

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Üvegpörgetés  »

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£95,533 (UK) (28 November 2003)
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When Michael McElhatton was researching the prison scenes for this film he went to one of Ireland's Prisons. While he was there he met prisoners who were huge fans of the series Paths to Freedom (2000) in which Rats first appeared. Some of the prisoners had taken the character of Rats to their hearts that they wrote some of Rats' sayings on their cell walls. See more »

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Fabulously entertaining comedy
27 November 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"Spin the bottle" is hilarious! This comedic script is brilliantly acted as well as directed.From the satirical spin on boy bands to the insane journey of Rats and his employment capers, I was laughing throughout the film. "Spin the bottle" is brilliant!


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