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

 -  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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Finally, a comedy that will make you feel like a million bucks. See more »

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

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8 January 1999 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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£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 »

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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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Kitty: Yoo-hoo. It's not me Christmas card already is it, Michael?
Michael O'Sullivan: Christmas has come early this year, Kitty.
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Dedicated to the fond memory of Ian Bannen (Jackie O'Shea), Alexandre Heylen (producer) and Peter 'Snowy' Butler (grip) - "we shall forever be in your debt". See more »

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The Mountains of Mourne
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Lyrics by Percy French
Sung by Finn and another man after the dinner
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A lovely Tale!
19 February 2005 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Fionnula Flanagan, Ian Bannen and David Kelly, are just a few of an excellent cast in this tale about an Irish Lotto-winner, who is unable to collect.

Never have I seen a lovelier yarn, and, I tell ye', I've seen a few! Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) figures out that one of the inhabitants in the local hamlet must have won the latest Lotto draw, and does he best to find out who, by every mean possible, and eventually finds out who.

I don't want to spoil it, but it sure is a lovely story! Very close to a masterpiece, and it gets better each time I see it!

Yours, Tord


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