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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascal Scott ...
Irene Murphy
Micheál Ó Gruagáin ...
Father Potts (as Micheál O'Gruagain)
Declan Cooney
Killian Coyle ...
Deckhand Greg
Michael Hough ...
First Mate Roy
Sergeant Kenefick


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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Release Date:

10 August 2012 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Csáposok  »


Box Office


£4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,661 (United Kingdom), 10 August 2012, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »


Garda Ciarán O'Shea: What is it, Paddy?
Paddy Barrett: Wouldn't you like to know?
Garda Ciarán O'Shea: Not really, no.
Paddy Barrett: You would, though.
Garda Ciarán O'Shea: No, not really.
Paddy Barrett: You would. If you were to know what I know, you'd want to know.
Garda Ciarán O'Shea: All right, tell us then.
Paddy Barrett: [leans in] Right, so, between you and me, I caught meself a sea monster today. Swear to God, may he strike me down. You don't believe me?
Garda Ciarán O'Shea: Not a bit.
Paddy Barrett: I am no liar.
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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 »


Spoofs Aliens (1986) See more »


Written by Mel Tillis (as Tillis) & Webb Pearce (as Pearce)
Performed by Ronnie Self
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Laughs and scares are abundant
20 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Oh my days, this film is nuts, I am a fan of all things Irish, and when they do humour they know how to do it properly.

Something has washed up along the stunning Irish coast, they turn out to be Pilot Whales, but what's caused this strange phenomenon? Big time cop Garda Lisa Nolan lands on the small community of Aran Island to offer support to casual cop Ciaran o'Shea. The locals soon start disappearing, in monstrous fashion. And not long before it's full scale mayhem.

I've become a huge fan of Russell Tovey, the guy can do it all, he is so funny, but Richard Coyle and Ruth Bradley make a fantastic double act.

The humour is so good, it's so funny and the effects are considering it's a B movie, well put together. The backdrop of the grabber against a pub full of drunken Irish villagers is class.

I fear this will be one of those films not enough people will get to see, it's well worth a look.

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