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Spin the Bottle (2003)

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 ... See full summary »

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Ian Fitzgibbon
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael McElhatton ... Rats
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Barnes Barry Barnes ... Garda Biker
Victoria Burke Victoria Burke ... Nurse
Liam Carney ... Gerry
Mathew Colquhoun Mathew Colquhoun ... Red Boy Band
Simon Delaney ... Keith
Kathy Downes Kathy Downes ... Sister Mary
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Anastasia
Francis Farrell Francis Farrell ... Red Boy Band
Mick Fitzgerald Mick Fitzgerald ... Mountjoy prisoner
Ian Fitzgibbon Ian Fitzgibbon ... Producer
Bronagh Gallagher ... Teresa - Rats' girlfriend
Mark Gordon Mark Gordon ... Prison Inmate
Mark Govern Mark Govern ... Delta Boys
Cillian Gray Cillian Gray ... Red Boy Band
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Trivia

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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Spun-off from Paths to Freedom (2000) See more »

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Not a bad film.. Not bad at all.
12 June 2005 | by john-penfoldSee all my reviews

I feel a lot of people have been way too harsh on this film. It's not an epic adventure or not the greatest film to hit the Irish scene in 2003 but it is very Irish. You can relate to some of the characters.. It's main attraction is humor and that it does well. This film is funny in a lot of parts but that is all it has for it.

The plot is a little thin but it doesn't have to be in-depth to get this film along. It follows Rats upon his release from Mountjoy Prison on his attempt to get his band together and make a break for it.

Spin the Bottle grows on you after a few times of watching it.. I think it's good for the Irish Film Industry to have films like this to be put out there. The more the merrier and I for one welcome Spin the Bottle. Good effort.


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2003 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Üvegpörgetés See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$488,724
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1.85 : 1
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