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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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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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Trivia

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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Sharon Curley: Why won't you talk to me anymore?
Dessie Curley: I do talk to you!
Sharon Curley: You don't.
Dessie Curley: Yes, I do! I said hello to you yesterday!
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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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a rarity - a working-class movie
24 March 1999 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Sweet, touching but also bawdy tale of a working-class Irish family's reaction to their unmarried daughter's pregnancy. The father character is especially interesting. He takes great pride in his family, with all its imperfections. He tenderly cares for his daughter through her ordeal and holds his head high despite the neighbors' petty gossip. A real "family values" film depicting people of modest means trying to stick together.


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