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Fatso is the kind-hearted owner of a rather bad take-away place in Dublin. His employees are a bunch of incompetent people, whom he keeps on mostly to help them survive. Also, he has a ... See full summary »

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Lance Daly

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Rea ... Fatso
Grattan Smith Grattan Smith ... Mick
Kerry Condon ... Jean
Simon Delaney ... Eddie
Brendan Cauldwell Brendan Cauldwell ... Old Man Willie
John Kavanagh ... Stan
Mick Lally Mick Lally ... Father McKenzie
Fiona O'Shaughnessy Fiona O'Shaughnessy ... Suzie
Willie Higgins Willie Higgins ... Rooster
Gerard McSorley ... O'Grady (as Ger McSorley)
Laurence Kinlan ... Thief
Eanna MacLiam Eanna MacLiam ... Crony
Neilí Conroy Neilí Conroy ... Jackie (as Neili Conroy)
Chris Burke Chris Burke ... Frankie
Helen Jordan Helen Jordan ... Eddie's Ma
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Fatso is the kind-hearted owner of a rather bad take-away place in Dublin. His employees are a bunch of incompetent people, whom he keeps on mostly to help them survive. Also, he has a serious gambling problem resulting in mounting debts, and loan sharks are starting to make his life miserable.

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Gambling's not a problem...The problem's not winning

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2004 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatso gyorsbüféje See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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€1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The executive producer of this movie, John Kelleher, was the serving film censor in the Republic of Ireland at the time of the movie's production. See more »

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Poor film but great acting
21 June 2009 | by Patrick-kirwanSee all my reviews

I'd rather watch paint dry.

Myself & my partner thought we were in for a great movie when her uncle recommended this film very highly but we were left very disappointed as it was very poor only the odd giggle here and there.

The acting is first class with some great characters.

I wouldn't rush out to buy this DVD as it would not be worth the money.

As this wouldn't be my cup of tea it is bound to be somebody's.

Mick lally as the priest made us laugh.

you have great individual acting from Mick Lally who is a genius in his own right also Stephen Rae.

I would love to hear others feedback from what they think of the film.


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