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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
4 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Erin Island is under attack... and the locals are getting pissed. See more »


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Before shooting, director Jon Wright took actors Richard Coyle and Ruth Bradley out drinking and filmed them while drunk. Ruth Bradley discovered many quirks about herself while drunk that she used in her performance. See more »

Quotes

Paddy Barrett: I say we feed it Father Potts. Unless it eats shit, it'll choke to death.
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Crazy Credits

"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 Predator (1987) See more »

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I'll Tell Me Ma
Arranged by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel & Mick Sands
Performed by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel & Mick Sands
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Never Mind The Graboids Here's The Grabbers.
11 August 2014 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

Grabbers directed by Jon Wright and written by Kevin Lehane. It stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey and Lalor Roddy. Music is by Christian Henson and cinematography by Trevor Forrest.

On a remote Irish island something creature like is stirring, new Garda partners Ciaran O'Shea and Lisa Nolan are about to become the island's only hope for survival…

Great great fun, a play on Tremors, itself a play/homage to the creature features of the 1950s, Grabbers has all the fun schlocky staples in place, but crucially it also has its own identity. The islanders are a bunch of eccentric types and the two Garda protagonists are polar opposites but not cliché ridden, their chemistry strong as they play off of each other for joyous rewards. The creature effects are impressive for a modestly budgeted production such as this, and the narrative contains strength through ingenuity of plot developments and a knowing sense of playing up stereotypes. Lovely photography as well! Score! 8/10


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Release Date:

10 August 2012 (Ireland) See more »

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GBP4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$427,335
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