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The Snapper 

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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 »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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... Dessie Curley - Rabbitte
... Sharon Curley - Rabbitte
... Kay Curley - Rabbitte
Eanna MacLiam ... Craig Curley - Rabbitte
Peter Rowen ... Sonny Curley - Rabbitte
Joanne Gerrard ... Lisa Curley - Rabbitte
Colm O'Byrne ... Darren Curley - Rabbitte
Ciara Duffy ... Kimberley Curley - Rabbitte
Fionnuala Murphy ... Jackie O'Keefe
Deirdre O'Brien ... Mary (as Dierdre O'Brien)
Karen Woodley ... Yvonne Burgess
... George Burgess
Virginia Cole ... Doris Burgess
Denis Menton ... Pat Burgess
... Lester
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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

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

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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3 December 1993 (USA)  »

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A Grande Família  »

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$3,323,524
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1.66 : 1
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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 »

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Dessie Curley: Nowadays, the husband are there, with the wives, you know. I think that's much better. Cause they're able to hold our hands and, help them and encourage them, and see their child being born.
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References Thunderbirds Are GO (1966) See more »

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Can't Help Falling In Love
Written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss
Performed by Lick the Tins
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Me bollix!
30 October 2001 | by See 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.


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