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by Ian FitzGibbon


On being released from prison, Rats sets about raising money to send his clinically obese Aunt to Lourdes for a miracle cure. After many hapless attempts to get a job to raise the money, Rats resorts to his only weapon… his musical genius, and gate crashes a boy band competition live on national television.

international title: Spin the Bottle
original title: Spin the Bottle
country: Ireland
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Ian FitzGibbon
film run: 96'
release date: IE 28/11/2003
screenplay: Ian FitzGibbon, Michael McElhatton
cast: Michael McElhatton, Peter McDonald, Pat Leavy, Donal O’Kelly, Bronagh Gallagher
cinematography by: Owen McPolin
film editing: Grainne Gavigan
art director: Padraig O'Neill
costumes designer: Kathy Strachan
music: John McPhilips
producer: Michael Garland, Paul Donovan
production: Grand Pictures, Barrandov Studios
backing: Irish Film Board, RTÉ

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