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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 film's shot during the harshest winter in Ireland in over a hundred years. Uncharacteristic blizzards, gale force storms and sub-zero temperatures regularly hampered production, creating a difficult shoot. See more »

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Dr. Adam Smith: Your floor is broken.
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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 Alien (1979) See more »

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The Gander At the Praety Hole
Arranged 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 See 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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