Screen Two (1985–2002)
7.3/10
5,508
38 user 19 critic

The Snapper 

Trailer
1:22 | Trailer
Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of ... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

Roddy Doyle (novel), Roddy Doyle (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colm Meaney ... Dessie Curley - Rabbitte
Tina Kellegher ... Sharon Curley - Rabbitte
Ruth McCabe ... Kay Curley - Rabbitte
Eanna MacLiam ... Craig Curley - Rabbitte
Peter Rowen Peter Rowen ... Sonny Curley - Rabbitte
Joanne Gerrard Joanne Gerrard ... Lisa Curley - Rabbitte
Colm O'Byrne Colm O'Byrne ... Darren Curley - Rabbitte
Ciara Duffy Ciara Duffy ... Kimberley Curley - Rabbitte
Fionnuala Murphy Fionnuala Murphy ... Jackie O'Keefe
Deirdre O'Brien Deirdre O'Brien ... Mary (as Dierdre O'Brien)
Karen Woodley Karen Woodley ... Yvonne Burgess
Pat Laffan ... George Burgess
Virginia Cole Virginia Cole ... Doris Burgess
Denis Menton Denis Menton ... Pat Burgess
Brendan Gleeson ... Lester
Edit

Storyline

Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of the town. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She's got a little secret and a lot of explaining to do.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second story in Roddy Doyle's "Barrytown Trilogy", following the adventures of the Rabbitte family. However, as 20th century Fox owned the film rights to the Rabbitte name (from The Commitments), the characters had to be re-named in the subsequent film adaptations (The Snapper, The Van). See more »

Goofs

When Sharon Curley goes into labour, they all pile into Jimmy's VW van to go to the maternity hospital, In the next scene we see the van travel south over Butt bridge in the center of Dublin. But the Rotunda maternity hospital in on the north side of Dublin, The same side as the Coolock home of the Curleys. See more »

Quotes

Dessie Curley: [to Kay, after finding nothing to watch on TV] I suppose a ride's out of the question?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

It's My Life
Written by Dr. Alban and Denniz Pop
Performed by Dr. Alban
See more »

User Reviews

Me bollix!
30 October 2001 | by Dermot-6See all my reviews

This is up there the all time great Irish comedy films. From beginning to end this is a riot of a film. It portrays the life of Sharon Curley played by Tina Kellegher. She becomes pregnant after a night on the booze and realises eventually, that the father is the local U-12 soccer coach, who just happens to be older than her father. The gossips soon get the news around and Sharon becomes the joke of the neighbourhood.

This really shows the ups and downs of single motherhood in early nineties Dublin. Colm Meaney is brilliant as Dessie Curley with some memorable quotes and one liners. Also look out for Brendan Gleeson as Lester. Well worth a look.


18 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Família See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,802, 28 November 1993

Gross USA:

$3,323,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,323,524
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed