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Grabbers -- When an alien invasion strikes in a sleepy Ireland town, the residents learn that the only way to stay safe ... is to stay drunk.


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Release Date:
10 August 2012 (Ireland) See more »
Last call at the bar. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Well balanced - Drink it up See more (53 total) »


  (in credits order)

Richard Coyle ... Garda Ciarán O'Shea

Ruth Bradley ... Garda Lisa Nolan

Russell Tovey ... Dr. Adam Smith
Lalor Roddy ... Paddy Barrett

David Pearse ... Brian Maher

Bronagh Gallagher ... Una Maher
Pascal Scott ... Dr. Jim Gleeson
Clelia Murphy ... Irene Murphy

Louis Dempsey ... Tadhg Murphy

Micheál O'Gruagain ... Father Potts

Ned Dennehy ... Declan Cooney

Stuart Graham ... Skipper
Killian Coyle ... Deckhand Greg

Michael Hough ... First Mate Roy

Jonathan Ryan ... Sergeant Kenefick
Barbara Adair ... Mamie

Roz McCutcheon ... Hilda

Nick Chopping ... Daly
Daniel Konieczny ... Polish Labourer
Kim Moylan ... Islander
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Laurence Doherty ... Islander
Darran Watt ... Local Man

Directed by
Jon Wright 
Writing credits
Kevin Lehane (written by)

Produced by
Robert Bevan .... executive producer
Tracy Brimm .... producer
David Collins .... executive producer
Nic Hatch .... executive producer
Michael Henry .... executive producer
Jo Homewood .... line producer
Samantha Horley .... executive producer
Eduardo Levy .... producer
Alan Maher .... production executive: Irish Film Board
James Martin .... producer
Cyril Megret .... executive producer
Kate Myers .... producer
Martina Niland .... producer
Piers Tempest .... producer
Original Music by
Christian Henson 
Cinematography by
Trevor Forrest 
Film Editing by
Matt Platts-Mills 
Casting by
Kelly Valentine Hendry 
Victor Jenkins 
Production Design by
Tom McCullagh 
Art Direction by
Brendan Rankin 
Set Decoration by
Shane Bunting 
Costume Design by
Hazel Webb-Crozier 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Brennan .... hair stylist
Michael Byrne .... creature effects
Steven Byrne .... creature effects
Sonia Dolan .... makeup artist
Linda Gannon .... assistant hair stylist
Shaune Harrison .... creature effects supervisor
Cerina Knott .... creature effects assistant
Niamh O'Loan .... makeup designer
Production Management
Gisela Evert .... post-production supervisor
Katie Shahrokh .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Cosgrove .... trainee assistant director
Therese Friel .... second assistant director
Andrew Hegarty .... first assistant director
Maria Mulhall .... trainee assistant director
Matt Platts-Mills .... second unit director
Jonathan Shaw .... third assistant director
Art Department
Sara-Jo Baugh .... stand-by prop trainee
David Carson .... dressing props
Gillian Devenney .... assistant art director
Kevin Fraser .... head painter
Gavin Jones .... sculptor
Sam Jones .... standby props
Jim Reid .... construction manager
Edwin Ryan .... sculptor
Gabriel Schucan .... storyboard artist
Steve Wheeler .... property master
Sound Department
Daniel Birch .... sound recordist
Ben Carr .... adr recordist: crowd
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer
Simon Epstein .... foley editor
Simon Epstein .... supervising foley mixer
Marc Hope .... foley editor
Dan Johnson .... dialogue editor
Dan Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Nick Kray .... adr mixer
Marc Lawes .... sound effects editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Stefano Marchetti .... adr mixer
Peter Nicell .... third man
Jeremy Price .... sound designer
Jeremy Price .... supervising sound editor
Stuart Read .... foley mixer
Andy Stallabrass .... adr mixer
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Richard Williams .... foley editor
Robert Karlsson .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Shaune Harrison .... creature effects
Visual Effects by
Anastasios Agiakatsikas .... digital compositor: Nvizible
Sav Akyüz .... visual effects editor
Magno Borgo .... roto/prep artist
David Bryan .... animator: Nvizible
Paul Catling .... creature designer: Nvizible
Martin Chamney .... cg supervisor: Nvizible
Martin Chamney .... previs supervisor: Nvizage
Sam Churchill .... lighting artist: Nvizible
Oliver Cubbage .... digital artist: Nvizible
Ben De Luca .... head of systems: Nvizible
Gavin Digby .... senior digital compositor: Nvizible
Paddy Eason .... visual effects supervisor
Stefan Gerstheimer .... texture/look development artist: Nvizible
Andreas Graichen .... rigging: Nvizible
Rupert Hancock .... digital effects artist
Rupert Hancock .... roto artist
Will Hardwick .... digital compositor
Nic Hatch .... visual effects executive producer: Nvizible
Gilbert James .... visual effects producer
Matt Kasmir .... senior digital compositor: Nvizible
John Kay .... lead animator: Nvizible
Taskin Kenan .... junior digital compositor: Nvizible
Nicholas Lambert .... matchmove artist
Alberto Lara .... animator: Nvizible
Hugh Macdonald .... senior digital compositor: Nvizible
Ross McCabe .... matchmove artist
Niall McEvoy .... photogrammetry
Daniel Mark Miller .... roto/prep artist
Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos .... digital compositor
Peter Panton .... animator: Nvizible
Massimo Pasquetti .... compositor: Molinare
James Pina .... roto/prep artist
Caroline Pires .... on-set visual effects technician
Matthew W.B. Plummer .... digital compositor: Nvizible
Adam Rowland .... senior digital compositor: Nvizible
Imran Sajid .... matchmove technical director
Nishanth Shrinivasa .... visual effects artist
Stephanie Jean Staunton .... digital compositor
James Stuart .... matchmove artist
Elena Topouzoglou .... digital compositor: Nvizible
Liam Tully .... visual effects line producer
Shanaullah Umerji .... visual effects producer
Alex Webb .... compositor: Nvizible
Nick Chopping .... stunt coordinator
Marc Mailley .... stunt performer
Arran Topham .... stunt double: Richard Coyle
Camera and Electrical Department
Garret Baldwin .... electrician
Eve Carreño .... second assistant camera: "b" camera: dailies
Elliot Dupuy .... digital imaging technician
Keith Durham .... steadicam operator
Jonathan Hession .... still photographer
Nye Jones .... digital imaging technician
Jason Martin .... gaffer
Ian McGurrell .... grip
David O'Connor .... camera crane operator
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator
Tom Wilkinson .... focus puller
Darren Chesney .... second assistant camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Donaldson .... costume assistant
Camille Moohan .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Mike Andrews .... digital film technician
Katie Bullock-Webster .... post-production coordinator
Michelle Cort .... digital intermediate film technician
Theresa Crooks .... digital intermediate technician
Tom Cushing .... adr co-ordinator
Tim Drewett .... digital intermediate technician
Matt James .... digital intermediate manager
François Kamffer .... digital intermediate technician
Steve Knight .... digital intermediate coordinator
Justin Lanchbury .... digital intermediate film consultant
Miguel Lloro Javierre .... assistant editor (as Miguel Angel Lloro)
Eoin McGuirk .... assistant editor
Steve Owen .... data transfer
Jateen Patel .... digital intermediate technician
Gareth Spensley .... colorist
Steven Waltham .... assistant editor
Katelin Westwood .... data transfer
Music Department
Matt Biffa .... music supervisor
Samuel Karl Bohn .... assistant to composer
Goetz Botzenhardt .... score mixer
Matt Dunkley .... conductor
Ben Foskett .... orchestrator
Phil Hope .... executive music producer
English Session Orchestra .... musicians contractor
English Session Orchestra .... orchestra
Nick Taylor .... music score recording engineer
Transportation Department
Maurice Brown .... transportation captain
Ian Lewis .... driver: action vehicles
Other crew
Jennine Baker .... post production accountant
Andrea Bamford .... script supervisor (additional script supervisor)
Clare Cunningham .... production accountant
Gillian Hamill .... production coordinator
Dylan Harvey .... epk director
Julia Jones .... unit publicist
Afolabi Kuti .... acquisition manager: The Salt Company International
Katrina McBriarty .... assistant production coordinator
Paul McPolin .... production assistant
Maggie Mitchell .... development executive: Samson Films
Chris Roufs .... script supervisor
Neal Rowland .... head of development: Samson Films
John-Paul Whearty .... assistant location manager
Mary Claire White .... production executive
Gordon Wycherley .... location manager
John Landis .... special thanks
Jonathan Loughran .... special thanks

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Additional Details

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

While writer Kevin Lehane was backpacking across the world and being bit by mosquitoes, he heard the urban legend that eating Marmite (a vitamin B rich yeast spread) prevents mosquito bites. Hearing that, he wondered whether mosquitoes also got hungover from drunk people's blood. The thought stayed with him until he returned home and wrote the script for Grabbers based on the premise 'get drunk to survive'.See more »
Garda Ciarán O'Shea:[Touching the seemingly dead alien species] It's dead, right?
Dr. Adam Smith:Ummm, I'm not sure.
Garda Ciarán O'Shea:[Moves away cautiously] You're not what?
Dr. Adam Smith:Basic tests I've done so far have shown up nothing usual or normal. It is beyond mystifying. I mean, really, I can't be sure without opening it up.
Paddy Barrett:[Swiftly beats it with a stick; it doesn't move] Ah... Tis dead.
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Well balanced - Drink it up, 4 April 2014
Author: Jack Vance from United States

I watched this movie expecting it to be a comedy. It is, but to a lesser extent than I was led to believe. Don't get me wrong, it has its share of humor, but if you take out the comedic elements, the film really stands up as a good low budget creature feature. Pleasantly surprising!

A simple script, no Oscar winning performances or intense dialog, but no over baked hams here either - except maybe in one or two spots where it's done intentionally for humor. The male and female leads were exceptional and they played their roles just right. They were endearing. The assortment of characters making up the island folk were spot on and I wanted to pop on down to the pub and buy them a round or two.

Although Grabbers borrows elements from a number of classic films in the genre, it never seems tired or cliché. I think that's due to it's understated nature and the originality it does have. Anything familiar is presented with respect and with it's own style.

A big nod to the writer and director on this one. Getting the balance this finely turned between comedy and horror isn't easy. American Werewolf in London had that, but not many others. I don't quite think this compares with that classic, but it's got that certain 'something' that will grab you.

Low budget is where you'll find the gems in this genre and Grabbers is top notch. A perfectly balanced, thoroughly enjoyable movie. If you like the genre, don't miss it.

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