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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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Killian Coyle ... Deckhand Greg
... Skipper
... First Mate Roy
... Garda Ciarán O'Shea
... Garda Lisa Nolan
... Sergeant Kenefick
... Paddy Barrett
... Tadhg Murphy
Pascal Scott ... Dr. Jim Gleeson
... Dr. Adam Smith
... Declan Cooney
... Daly
... Brian Maher
... Una Maher
... Irene Murphy
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Police 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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Final call at the bar. See more »


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Csáposok  »

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£4,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,661 (United Kingdom), 10 August 2012, Limited Release
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The Grabber in this movie shares many characteristics of the Facehugger from the well-known Alien (1979) franchise starring Sigourney Weaver. The movie contains many allusions to the Aliens (1986) series, including recreating the famous scene where Sigourney Weaver takes on the Alien Queen in a futuristic forklift with the famous line "Get away from her you b**ch!" See more »

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Garda Ciarán O'Shea: What is it, Paddy?
Paddy Barrett: Wouldn't you like to know?
Garda Ciarán O'Shea: Not really, no.
Paddy Barrett: You would, though.
Garda Ciarán O'Shea: No, not really.
Paddy Barrett: You would. If you were to know what I know, you'd want to know.
Garda Ciarán O'Shea: All right, tell us then.
Paddy Barrett: [leans in] Right, so, between you and me, I caught meself a sea monster today. Swear to God, may he strike me down. You don't believe me?
Garda Ciarán O'Shea: Not a bit.
Paddy Barrett: I am no liar.
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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 Aliens (1986) See more »

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The Irish Rover
Arranged by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel and Mick Sands
Performed by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel and Mick Sands
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Sober entertainment
19 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

You have to love a movie that plays with stereotypes and uses them for the plot. Of course you could call this twist in the plot convenient, but that would take the fun out of it. Plus it does really feel genuine in the movie. Even the romantic aspect of it does work (which is even crazier than the story of the movie itself).

The movie is called Grabbers for a reason. And the reason will be revealed pretty early on. Of course the twist that I mention will take some time until it is discovered by the characters, but most people who watched it did realize it much earlier (could be that it was in the description of the movie, since I haven't read it, I couldn't tell you though). A really fun light little comedy, that is worth your time


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