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The Snapper (1993)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  3 December 1993 (USA)
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Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth McCabe ...
Eanna MacLiam ...
Craig Curley - Rabbitte
Peter Rowen ...
Sonny Curley - Rabbitte
Joanne Gerrard ...
Colm O'Byrne ...
Ciara Duffy ...
Fionnuala Murphy ...
Jackie O'Keefe
Deirdre O'Brien ...
Mary (as Dierdre O'Brien)
Karen Woodley ...
Yvonne Burgess
George Burgess
Virginia Cole ...
Doris Burgess
Denis Menton ...
Pat Burgess


Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of the town. Written by Rob Hartill

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She's got a little secret and a lot of explaining to do.


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

3 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Família  »

Box Office


$3,323,524 (USA)

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1.66 : 1
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And after you've seen this picture, you're on your way to Dublin...
14 September 2001 | by (Heaven) – See all my reviews

Because one needn't think TWICE to figure out this is not just a movie. It's 90 minutes of pure Irish humor, and good publicity for Dublin. If you like Colm Meaney, settle down and watch 'The Snapper'. But this is such a good movie you can go on inventing reasons to see it. The Snapper deserves respect and cheers for it's one-liners, the sweet Irish accent and the location. Dublin rulesssssss! Roddy Doyle's books must be hilarious, I don't know but the movies sure are FANTASTIC!!!

Give it 9/10!

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