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The Snapper

The movie The Snapper was based on the book The Snapper.

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Movie details for The Snapper

The movie was released in 1993 and directed by Stephen Frears, who also directed The Grifters (1990), Mary Reilly (1996) and The Hi-Lo Country (1998). The Snapper was produced by Miramax. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Colm Meaney, Tina Kellegher, Ruth McCabe, Eanna MacLiam, Peter Rowen, Joanne Gerrard, Colm O'Byrne, Ciara Duffy, Fionnuala Murphy, Dierdre O'Brien, Karen Woodley, Pat Laffan, Virginia Cole, Denis Menton, Brendan Gleeson, Ronan Wilmot, Stuart Dunne, Dylan Tighe, Caroline Boyle and Jennifer Kelly.

 

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The Snapper may be the funniest film ever made about an unexpected pregnancy. In adapting the second novel of his popular Barrytown Trilogy, Irish author Roddy Doyle brilliantly captures the hilarious dynamics of a working-class family, the virulent go... Read More
The Snapper may be the funniest film ever made about an unexpected pregnancy. In adapting the second novel of his popular Barrytown Trilogy, Irish author Roddy Doyle brilliantly captures the hilarious dynamics of a working-class family, the virulent gossip of their nosy Dublin neighbors, and the mixed emotions of a young woman on the verge of single motherhood. Sharon (Tina Kellegher) is the 20-year-old daughter of Dessie (Colm Meaney), and her refusal to name the father of her unborn child turns into an escalating crisis that's as traumatic (especially for Dessie) as it is delightfully amusing. The film was directed for British television by Stephen Frears, but its flawless blend of comedy and drama made it worthy of a theatrical release, landing it on many critics' top 10 lists for 1993. Best known as Chief O'Brien on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Meaney mines gold from the role of his career, and his fatherly love turns The Snapper into a heartwarming charmer with universal appeal. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for The Snapper

The Snapper was written by Roddy Doyle. The book was published in 1990. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Roddy Doyle also wrote The Commitments (1987) and The Van (1991).

 

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