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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Drama

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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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1.66 : 1
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The hospital where the baby is born is actually a real maternity hospital called the Rotunda in the middle of Dublin. See more »

Quotes

Sharon Curley: What if it's a girl, and it looks like Mr. Burgess?
Dessie Curley: Oh, shite! I guess we'll have to smother it and leave it on his step.
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References Thunderbirds Are GO (1966) See more »

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I Should Have Known Better
Written by Jim Diamond and Graham Lyle
Performed by Jim Diamond
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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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