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The Snapper (1993)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5051561030901
Released: 2nd November 2009
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: BBCDVD3090
Category: Feature, Comedy
Format: DVD / Normal
The Snapper (1993) (Retail / Rental)

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Based on: The novel by Roddy Doyle

Story: Second part of Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown' trilogy - preceded by 'The Commitments' and followed by 'The Van'. Dessie Curley (Colm Meaney) is a plasterer and, yes, likes getting plastered. With his wife Kay (Ruth McCabe), he rules over six lively children, one of whom, Sharon (Tina Kellegher), announces that she is pregnant. The family don't believe her story that the dad is a Spanish sailor, and suspicion falls upon a neighbour (Pat Laffan) who is just about to leave his wife. Set in the suburbs of Dublin, this was made for television but given a cinematic release after the success of 'The Commitments'.

Starring: Colm Meaney, Tina Kellegher, Ruth McCabe, Colm O'Byrne, Eanna MacLiam, Ciara Duffy, Joanne Gerrard, Peter Rowen, Fionnula Murphy, Pat Laffan, Dierdre O'Brien, Karen Woodley

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Produced by: Mark Shivas

Written by: Roddy Doyle

DVD information

Studio/distributor: 2 Entertain

Other releases of this film

The Snapper (1993) (Pulled)