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Grabbers (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  10 August 2012 (Ireland)
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When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.

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Garda Ciarán O'Shea
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Garda Lisa Nolan
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Dr. Adam Smith
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Paddy Barrett
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Brian Maher
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Irene Murphy
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Declan Cooney
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Deckhand Greg
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Peace officer Lisa Nolan comes to Aran Island, Ireland, to take charge during a colleague's two-week holiday. Simultaneously, blood-thirsty, sea-dwelling aliens arrive at the quiet island to propagate. As dead whales wash up on shore and people start mysteriously disappearing, officers and a few locals slowly discover their peril along with one sure defense - high blood alcohol levels, which the aliens can't stomach. As a storm approaches, enabling hungry hatchlings access to the locals, an open bar kicks off a desperate bid for survival as inebriated police and friends stagger to remain cognizant long enough to thwart the alien invasion. Written by statmanjeff

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Before shooting, director Jon Wright took actors Richard Coyle and Ruth Bradley out drinking and filmed them while drunk. Ruth Bradley discovered many quirks about herself while drunk that she used in her performance. See more »

Quotes

Garda Lisa Nolan: What is that thing?
Dr. Adam Smith: I haven't a clue. I've never seen anything like it before. It's a completely foreign species. I can't even begin to originate or class it.
Paddy Barrett: A "grabber."
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"The events and characters depicted in this motion picture are a mixture of fact, fiction and fiction that is a product of inference from fact." See more »

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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Whiskey in the Jar
Traditional Irish song
Arranged by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel & Mick Sands
Performed by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel & Mick Sands
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Great B-movie monster fun
30 November 2012 | by (Clevedon, UK) – See all my reviews

Aliens invade an Island in um...Ireland, the only way to survive is get drunk...book me a flight!!!

I had slightly low expectations, hopefully mildly amused at best, but how wrong was I.

Utterly engaging characters, dry,witty dialogue, a real fun B-Movie horror flick so reminiscent of such 'classics' as Tremors and Deep Rising, with even a knowing nod to the drunken exploits of Gremlins towards the end.The special effects are on the cheap side but this is a tiny criticism.

Great Balti & a Beer Saturday night (or any night) entertainment.


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