The Snapper [DVD] [1993]

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Synopsis

The Snapper
The Snapper is Stephen Frears's adaptation of the second book in Roddy Doyle's Barrytown Trilogy. The Curley family is a poor but eccentric and loving Irish family. Oldest daughter Sharon (Tina Kellegher) announces she is pregnant, but refuses to reveal the identity of the father to anyone. Her father, Dessie (Colm Meaney), is supportive, but begins to chafe at the derisive gossip aimed at his family and his daughter. This leads to a confrontation between the two that is, like the rest of the movie, simultaneously funny and sad. The family waits in the hospital as Sharon gives birth to the snapper (Irish slang for an infant). The other books in the Barrytown Trilogy were also adapted into films featuring Colm Meaney as the father: The Commitments, directed by Alan Parker, and The Van, directed by Stephen Frears. Doyle had a hand in the screenplay for all three. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Colm Meaney
    Colm Meaney - Dessie Curley
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    Tina Kellegher - Sharon Curley
  • Ruth McCabe
    Ruth McCabe - Kay Curley
  • Pat Laffan
    Pat Laffan - George Burgess
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    Deirdre O'Brien - Mary
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