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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.

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Jon Wright

Writer:

Kevin Lehane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Killian Coyle 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 ... 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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If you don't get blasted, you're gonna get wasted! See more »


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2012 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Csáposok See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$427,335
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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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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Featured in Projector: Grabbers (2013) 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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Must get drunk to fight a monster. Sounds like fun right?
19 February 2015 | by moviesmaniaxSee all my reviews

Must get drunk to fight a monster. Sounds like fun right? Grabbers is a comedy/sci-fi film with its smart goofy concept with silly humors at its finest and creatures that are really well designed. However, the film could have been much more better if there's more into the story as it doesn't seem to extend its goofy concept to reach its full potential quite yet and the plot just falls short. There are some GORES but don't expect any memorable or over the top bloody kills which is also quite disappointing as the film could have been much more fun if it's bloodier than this. Some jumpy SCARE scenes but beside that, the creatures look quite terrifying, sometimes quite cute with amazing visual effects that you might not expect it to be this good at first. Overall, this is a nice little FUN sci-fi/comedy film that's consistently funny with its goofy concept and impressive creature effects, but still leaves much more room for improvement.

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