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Wide Awake (1998)

A 10-year-old boy goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies.

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Dave O'Hara
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Grandpa Beal
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Freddie Waltman
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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

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

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20 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Más astuto que nunca  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$95,875 (USA) (22 March 1998)

Gross:

$258,212 (USA) (5 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

Robert Loggia's character is listed as Grandpa Beal, but during the picture the character Joshua A. Beal explains that "Grandpa was my mom's dad" and that would most likely mean that Beal is not Grandpa's last name, since it is his mother's married name. See more »

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Sister Terry: Joshua, why do you feel the need to do these things?
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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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