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The Snapper 

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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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
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George Burgess
Virginia Cole ...
Doris Burgess
Denis Menton ...
Pat Burgess
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Lester
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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 the town. Written by Rob Hartill

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

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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3 December 1993 (USA)  »

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$3,323,524 (USA)
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When Dessie (Colm Meaney) is told that his daughter seems to be going into labor, he yells, "Red alert! Red alert!" - the infamous Star Trek line referring to a heightened state of alert. Meaney starred in two incarnations of Star Trek (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). See more »

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Young Lad: Is this your first?
Dessie Curley: Yeah. Oh no, no, no. It's, uh, it's my first grandchild. Is it your first?
Young Lad: No, my third.
Dessie Curley: Have you read this?
[holds a Family Planning book]
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Followed by The Van (1996) See more »

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Can't Help Falling In Love
Written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss
Performed by Lick the Tins
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Me bollix!
30 October 2001 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is up there the all time great Irish comedy films. From beginning to end this is a riot of a film. It portrays the life of Sharon Curley played by Tina Kellegher. She becomes pregnant after a night on the booze and realises eventually, that the father is the local U-12 soccer coach, who just happens to be older than her father. The gossips soon get the news around and Sharon becomes the joke of the neighbourhood.

This really shows the ups and downs of single motherhood in early nineties Dublin. Colm Meaney is brilliant as Dessie Curley with some memorable quotes and one liners. Also look out for Brendan Gleeson as Lester. Well worth a look.


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