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Grabbers (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 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.

Director:

Jon Wright

Writer:

Kevin Lehane
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Killian Coyle ... Deckhand Greg
Stuart Graham ... Skipper
Michael Hough ... First Mate Roy
Richard Coyle ... Garda Ciarán O'Shea
Ruth Bradley ... Garda Lisa Nolan
Jonathan Ryan ... Sergeant Kenefick
Lalor Roddy ... Paddy Barrett
Louis Dempsey ... Tadhg Murphy
Pascal Scott Pascal Scott ... Dr. Jim Gleeson
Russell Tovey ... Dr. Adam Smith
Ned Dennehy ... Declan Cooney
Nick Chopping ... Daly
David Pearse ... Brian Maher
Bronagh Gallagher ... Una Maher
Clelia Murphy Clelia Murphy ... Irene Murphy
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Storyline

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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For the locals on Erin Island, it's the final round. See more »


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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 »

Quotes

Garda Ciarán O'Shea: What killed him, Jim?
Dr. Jim Gleeson: The fact that he's just a head. You bring me someone with a head cold or a headache and I could do something, but you bring me just a head and you're taking the piss. Jesus, they could bury him in a shoe box.
Garda Lisa Nolan: Doctor, we need to know.
Dr. Jim Gleeson: He was mauled in some way by some... animal or... something. I dunno. A tiger?
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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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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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Boola Vogue
Written by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel & Mick Sands
Performed by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel & Mick Sands
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Great B-movie monster fun
30 November 2012 | by rjwilliams5150See all my reviews

Aliens invade an Island in um...Ireland, the only way to survive is get drunk...book me a flight!!!

I had slightly low expectations, hopefully mildly amused at best, but how wrong was I.

Utterly engaging characters, dry,witty dialogue, a real fun B-Movie horror flick so reminiscent of such 'classics' as Tremors and Deep Rising, with even a knowing nod to the drunken exploits of Gremlins towards the end.The special effects are on the cheap side but this is a tiny criticism.

Great Balti & a Beer Saturday night (or any night) entertainment.


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2012 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

GBP4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$427,335
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2.35 : 1
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