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Wide Awake (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  20 March 1998 (USA)
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A 10 year old boy goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies.

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Cast

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Joshua Beal
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Dave O'Hara
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Mrs. Beal
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Mr. Beal
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Grandpa Beal
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Sister Terry
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Sister Beatrice
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Neena Beal
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Hope
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Father Peters
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Frank Benton
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Freddie Waltman
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Robert Brickman
Jaret Ross Barron ...
Dan
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A fifth grader goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies. Along the way he gets into tons of trouble at Waldron Academy an all boys school. Also he is aided on his search by a sports loving nun. Written by Anonymous

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A comedy that will raise your spirits and keep you laughing. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ad occhi aperti  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$95,875 (USA) (20 March 1998)

Gross:

$258,212 (USA) (3 April 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although released in 1998, the film was actually produced in 1995. See more »

Goofs

During the girls' ceremony, Hope's rose changes from one more fully open and blush colored, to a more tightly closed, whiter bud. See more »

Quotes

Joshua A. Beal: [looking across into girl's play yard] I don't know why they put this fence up. Why would anyone what to go over there, anyway?
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Soundtracks

THIS AIN'T A SONG (IT'S A PRAYER)
Performed by John Carbo
Music and Lyrics by John Carbo
Published by Kingmaker Music (BMI)
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Very sweet, underrated film
15 December 2002 | by (Wichita, KS) – See all my reviews

I've never understood why so many people seem turned off by this movie. Aside from some unnecessary uses of the 'S' word, this is a very original, very moving story that could even be of comfort to children who have lost a relative or friend.

What's not to like? We have very positive messages here. Seeking and finding strength in faith, dealing with reality. The child actors are outstanding. Joseph Cross portrays his character so perfectly that it is at times very moving.

A great supporting cast of Dennis Leary, Dana Delaney and Rosie O'Donnell (at her funniest, yet most reserved persona). Flawless directing by Shyamalan and a great score by Edmund Choi that has since been used elsewhere.

A perfect little film with a big heart for anyone who's lost someone they loved.


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