On the Nose (film)

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On the Nose
Theatrical poster
Directed by David Caffrey
Produced by Scott Kennedy
Tristan Lynch
Written by Tony Philpott
Starring Dan Aykroyd
Robbie Coltrane
Music by James Jandrisch
Cinematography Paul Sarossy
Edited by Roger Mattiussi
Distributed by Highwire Entertainment
Release date
September 21, 2001
Running time
104 minutes
Country Ireland
Language English

On the Nose is an Irish/Canadian comedy/fantasy film released in 2001. It was written by Tony Philpott and stars Dan Aykroyd and Robbie Coltrane in a magical comedy where a long dead Australian aboriginal's head is used to predict winners in horse races. The movie was filmed in Dublin, Ireland.

On the Nose won the Audience Award in 2002 at the Newport Beach Film Festival.


Robbie Coltrane plays a rehabilitated gambler who is tested beyond all limits when a head stored in the university turns out to accurately predict race horse winners. Robbie Coltrane finds he must hold off a representative from the university of Australia, who has come to reclaim the head and take it back to Australia, and the mob in order to raise money for his daughters tuition.


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