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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
Lalor Roddy ...
Paddy Barrett
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Brian Maher
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Una Maher
Pascal Scott ...
Dr. Jim Gleeson
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Irene Murphy
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Tadhg Murphy
Micheál Ó Gruagáin ...
Father Potts (as Micheál O'Gruagain)
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Declan Cooney
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Killian Coyle ...
Deckhand Greg
Michael Hough ...
First Mate Roy
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Sergeant Kenefick
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Police 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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Last call at the bar. See more »


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10 August 2012 (Ireland)  »

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£4,000,000 (estimated)
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The film's shot during the harshest winter in Ireland in over a hundred years. Uncharacteristic blizzards, gale force storms and sub-zero temperatures regularly hampered production, creating a difficult shoot. See more »

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Dr. Adam Smith: Youuuu... really are Irish!
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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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Bop-a-Lena
Written by Mel Tillis (as Tillis) & Webb Pearce (as Pearce)
Performed by Ronnie Self
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Sober entertainment
19 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

You have to love a movie that plays with stereotypes and uses them for the plot. Of course you could call this twist in the plot convenient, but that would take the fun out of it. Plus it does really feel genuine in the movie. Even the romantic aspect of it does work (which is even crazier than the story of the movie itself).

The movie is called Grabbers for a reason. And the reason will be revealed pretty early on. Of course the twist that I mention will take some time until it is discovered by the characters, but most people who watched it did realize it much earlier (could be that it was in the description of the movie, since I haven't read it, I couldn't tell you though). A really fun light little comedy, that is worth your time


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