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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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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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Last call at the bar. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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10 August 2012 (Ireland)  »

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£4,000,000 (estimated)
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WILHELM SCREAM: In the beginning of the movie when the Skipper is grabbed overboard. See more »

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Garda Lisa Nolan: It's always the quiet places where the mad shit happens.
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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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Spoofs Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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Whiskey in the Jar
Arranged by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel & Mick Sands
Performed by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel & Mick Sands
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Surprising well made low budget with great Irish humour like a Waking Ned with Monsters
1 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Being Irish myself I'm obviously biased and Irish horror doesn't happen that often. However Grabbers was great fun and managed to not only encompass Irish character and humour in it, it also pulled it off with a good cast and surprisingly good CGI. Based on a remote Island that suffers a minor invasion from something strange the shenanigans of the locals are compounded by the fact that alcohol and being drunk seems to be a good first line of defense. Some real laugh out loud moments nice Irish scenery and a decent cast including some recogniseable faces. A nice light hearted horror/comedy gem. Also good to see a comedy movie that doesn't include the overkill toilet humour involved in so many American made films. Disclaimer: Although there may have been toilets in this movie somewhere.


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