The Snapper

The Snapper (1993)

She's got a little secret and a lot of explaining to do.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1993-08-06
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 73 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC Film
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Stephen Frears
star 6.4/10
From 73 Ratings


Sharon Curley is a 20-year-old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters in Dublin. When she gets pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of the town.

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  • Colm Meaney

    as Dessie Curley
  • Tina Kellegher

    as Sharon Curley
  • Ruth McCabe

    as Kay Curley
  • Eanna MacLiam

    as Craig Curley
  • Peter Rowen

    as Sonny Curley
  • Joanne Gerrard

    as Lisa Curley
  • Colm O'Byrne

    as Darren Curley
  • Ciara Duffy

    as Kimberley Curley
  • Fionnuala Murphy

    as Jackie O'Keefe
  • Deirdre O'Brien

    as Mary
  • Karen Woodley

    as Yvonne Burgess
  • Pat Laffan

    as George Burgess
  • Virginia Cole

    as Doris Burgess
  • Denis Menton

    as Pat Burgess
  • Brendan Gleeson

    as Lester
  • Ronan Wilmot

    as Paddy
  • Stuart Dunne

    as Bertie
  • Dylan Tighe

    as Boy
  • Caroline O'Boyle

    as Girl
  • Jennifer Kelly

    as Checkout Woman
  • Audrey Corr

    as Customer
  • Stanley Townsend

    as Anaesthetist
  • Cathy Belton

    as Desk Nurse
  • Miriam Kelly

    as Doctor
  • Eleanor Methven

    as Dr Cook
  • Birdy Sweeney

    as Loner
  • Barbara Bergin

    as Midwife
  • Billie Morton

    as Midwife #2
  • Joan Sheehy

    as Woman in Hospital
  • Rynagh O'Grady

    as Neighbour
  • Sheila Flitton

    as Neighbour #2
  • Cathleen Delany

    as Oul'one
  • Ailish Connolly

    as Nurse
  • Jack Lynch

    as Policeman
  • Stephen Kennedy

    as Supermarket Trainee Manager
  • Britta Smith

    as Woman in Police Station
  • Conor Evans

    as Barrytown Neighbour
  • Helen Roche

    as Barrytown Neighbour
  • Marie Conmee

    as Barrytown Neighbour
  • Jimmy Keogh

    as Barrytown Neighbour
  • Aisling Conlan

    as Baby Curley
  • Alannagh McMullen

    as Baby Curley #2
  • Tom Murphy

    as Pal #1
  • Robbie Doolin

    as Pal #2
  • Matthew Devereux

    as Young Lad/Dad
  • Sandy

    as Famine
Writing Roddy Doyle Novel
Production Mark Shivas Executive Producer
Directing Stephen Frears Director
Writing Roddy Doyle Screenplay
Production Lynda Myles Producer
Camera Oliver Stapleton Director of Photography
Editing Mick Audsley Editor
Costume & Make-Up Jennifer Hegarty Makeup Designer
Sound Stanley Myers Original Music Composer
Art Jean Kerr Art Direction
Production Melanie Dicks Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Consolata Boyle Costume Design
Art Mark Geraghty Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Anne Dunne Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Morna Ferguson Makeup Designer
Production Mary Alleguen Production Manager
Production Leo Davis Casting
Directing Martin O'Malley First Assistant Director
Lighting Larry S. Prinz Gaffer
Directing Penny Eyles Script Supervisor
Camera Tom Collins Still Photographer
Sound Kieran Horgan Sound Recordist