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Man About Dog

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When Belfast boys Mo Chara and his friends Scud Murphy and Cerebral Palsy come into a young greyhound as payment for a favour done for hooky bookie J.P. McCallion, it's a dream come true. Owning their own dog is surely going to end a run of bad luck that's lasted since they placed their very first bets. But Cerebus is a greyhound with a mind of his own and until they have worked out the not-so-complex doggy psychology behind what makes him run, they're mired in a losing streak that's a mile wide. Deep in debt to the ruthless McCallion, sworn enemies of gypsies they have ripped off, for the boys everything's at stake at the most important event in the dog-racing calendar - the Clonmel meet - if only they and c]Cerbeus can get there in one piece.
A comedy of underdogs coming good without the aid of wisdom, guile or any natural or unnatural advantage whatsoever, proving that if you're not smart enough to recognise when you're beaten, you might actually end up winning.


Type of film
Running Time
89 mins
Paddy Breathnach
Gail Egan
Executive Producer
Gail Egan
Dermot Diskin
Pearse Elliot
Director of Photography
Cian De Buitlear
Ray Cross
Principal Cast
Allen Leech, Ciaran Nolan, Tom Murphy, Sean McGinley, Fionnula Flanagan


Production status


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Last updated 7th September 2006

Production Company

Pot Boiler Productions
Treasure Entertainments
Shamrock Chambers
1-2 Eustace St
Dublin 2, Ireland

T+353 1 670 9609