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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 »

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

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

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colm Meaney ... Dessie Curley - Rabbitte
Tina Kellegher ... Sharon Curley - Rabbitte
Ruth McCabe ... Kay Curley - Rabbitte
Eanna MacLiam 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
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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

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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 »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Família See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,323,524
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The hospital where the baby is born is actually a real maternity hospital called the Rotunda in the middle of Dublin. 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: [trying to discover the father of Sharon's baby] How do you know he was Spanish? Or a sailor? He could've been a Pakistani postman if you were that drunk!
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Connections

References Rawhide (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

It's My Life
Written by Dr. Alban and Denniz Pop
Performed by Dr. Alban
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A delightful romp about families sticking together
9 February 2003 | by juergie123See all my reviews

This film is a delightful romp about a large, boisterous Dublin family which gets turned upside down when the eldest daughter unexpectedly becomes pregnant. Strong-willed Sharon Curley (Tina Gellegher) refuses to discuss who got her "up the pole," but is equally adamant about not wanting to get an abortion. She keeps her head held high as friends needle her, neighbors whisper, and younger brothers and sisters ask wide-eyed questions. Colm Meaney gives a standout performance as Sharon's dad, expertly revealing a gamut of emotions, from rage to sorrow to curiosity about the birth process to exhilaration at the prospect of becoming a granddad. Ruth McCabe plays the soft- spoken but strong-as-an-ox Irish mom to perfection. While it gets a tad slow towards the end, this film is a great rental if you want a light-hearted yet heart-warming celebration of family-- in all its gory and splendor.


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