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Waking Ned Devine (1998)
"Waking Ned" (original title)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  8 January 1999 (USA)
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When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.

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The lucky winner of the national lottery is Ned Devine, so taken by his good fortune that he now can't be waked, because he died from the shock of it! News of the win spread quickly in the scenic little Irish village of Tully More, but not the secret news of Ned's demise. With lottery officials closing in to confirm the prize claimed by the deceased Devine, Ned's closest friends scheme to keep the prize money close to home, in memory of Ned of course! But as the plot twists humorously, they learn it is hard is to keep such a secret in a small town. Written by OBGriffiths@yahoo.com

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£911,901 (UK) (19 March 1999)

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$24,788,807 (USA) (18 June 1999)
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The original title of the script was Waking Ned Devine. However, distributors insisted on changing it to Waking Ned as they felt the shorter title was more user friendly. American distributors were the only ones to keep the 'Devine'. See more »

Goofs

The An Post (Irish Post Office) van that carries Ned from his home to the Church has a UK licence plate. See more »

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Michael O'Sullivan: Lizzy Quinn, the witch. If the village finds out, she'll burn.
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Crazy Credits

Despite being the title character, Ned Devine is misspelled in the credits as "Ned Divine". See more »


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The Parting Glass
(1998)
Composed and arranged by Shaun Davey
Performed by Liam O'Maonlai
By courtesy of London Records
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This is a must see!
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My wife purchased this movie for me, but I let it sit on my DVD library shelf for over a year before I watched it. I felt very sad that I took so long to watch it because it is now on my favorite movie list. I own over 500 DVD's and this is one that is my all time top 25. The acting was well presented to the viewer and very realistic. I agree that this is a sleeper movie that you just do not hear off, but after you watch it you will highly recommend it to others. I believe that we have all felt the emotions that were displayed in "Waking Ned Divine". The director has set it up for the movie watcher to meld into the lead character, who hasn't always wanted to win the LOTTO and share it with our friends. I just love how his wife turns out to be his moral subconscious, she brings a smile to my face because it is so truthful. Others have already said it, but this is a feel good movie that brings our everyday dull and grinding lives back into the sunshine.


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