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GRABBERS

by Jon Wright

synopsis

The peace of the Erin Island community is shattered by an invasion of giant squid-like creatures known as “grabbers”, who start picking off the villagers. It turns out that the only way to avoid being attacked is by being drunk. Ruggedly handsome but washed-up local policeman O’Shea is forced to sober up for the first time in a long time in order to take command of the situation, while uptight, teetotal policewoman Lisa, who has been reluctantly assigned to partner him, must get smashed along with everyone else in order to protect the island from tentacled, fang-jawed, barb-tongued amphibians.

original title: Grabbers
country: United Kingdom, Ireland
sales agent: The Salt Company
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Jon Wright
film run: 100'
screenplay: Kevin Lehane
cast: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley
cinematography by: Trevor Forrest
film editing: Matt Plattsmills
art director: Tom McCullagh
producer: Martina Niland, Tracy Brimm, Kate Myers
production: Forward Films, Samson Films
backing: IFB, UK Film Council, Limelight, High Treason, Northern Ireland Screen
distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing Ireland
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