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A woman becomes furious when her husband arrives home from the local pub and turns into a rat.

Director:

Steve Barron

Writer:

Wesley Burrowes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Imelda Staunton ... Conchita Flynn
Frank Kelly ... Uncle Matt
David Wilmot ... Phelim Spratt
Andrew Lovern Andrew Lovern ... Pius Flynn
Kerry Condon ... Marietta Flynn
Pete Postlethwaite ... Hubert Flynn
Veronica Duffy Veronica Duffy ... Daisy
Ed Byrne ... Rudolph
Niall Toibin ... Father Geraldo
Alfie Alfie ... Mickey the Dog
Peter Caffrey Peter Caffrey ... Mick the Barman
Rita Hamill Rita Hamill ... Estate Woman
Roxanna Nic Liam Roxanna Nic Liam ... Hopscotch Child (as Roxanna Williams)
Geoffrey Palmer ... The Doctor
Stanley Townsend ... Newsreader
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Dublin deliveryman Hubert Flynn feels peaked. Home from the pub, he lies down; while his nagging wife Conchita looks on, he turns into a rat. She's chafed at how inconsiderate he is: hardly touching his food the next morning and leaving droppings on the good doilies. With curiosity seekers outside the flat and a writer at the door offering to help Conchita turn her story into a book, she calls a family meeting. Her seminary-bound son Pius wants to kill the rat; other family members are ambivalent. They opt to hurl Hubert over the fence of a maggot farm. Christmas approaches; an exorcism is in the cards, and the book becomes the Holy Grail. What of Hubert's conversion? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He might eat maggots and live in a cage but he's still our Dad


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Rated PG for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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[first lines]
Hubert: Seventy years ago, me grandfather, Hubert Flynn Foster, set out from his home in the County Wexford, and joining north over the hills and valleys of Whitlock, until he came to Dublin City.
Hubert: I remember once, when I was a chiseler, he caught me whittlin' up against the wall. And he told me if I behaved like a dog, I might turn into a dog. And then he was off on one of his old yarns about people he knew that turned into goats and weasels. Of course we ran afoul, he said, of more than ...
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A Bird In A Gilded Cage
Written by Albert von Tilzer and Arthur J. Lamb
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Definately a heartwarming tale.
18 November 2001 | by PatrynXXSee all my reviews

Love every minute of it. Perhaps a little too irish in the dialect but awesome in story telling. Despite the fact there is an A** in here, kids should have no problem with it. It's so weird that it tells it as if this is all normal. Gee so your father turned into a rat. Something normal for ye.

9/10

Quality: 10/10 (kicka** camera shots) Entertainment: 9/10 Replayable: 10/10


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Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2000 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Esse Rato é um Espanto See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,815, 29 April 2001

Gross USA:

$2,630

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,980
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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