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
A significant sleeper success, this earned over $50 million from a $3 million budget. See more »
The An Post (Irish Post Office) van that carries Ned from his home to the Church has a UK licence plate. See more »
There's the man.
Hey boys. Hey boys.
How are ya? The old sparkle in your eye, ey?
You're a devil Jackie. Geez Jackie, you must have a terrible thirst on ya tonight. I've never seen a man drink two pints at the same time.
This is yours Finn. I bought you a pint so.
You're joking me? Well, you've never bought me a pint.
Well, I've always bought you home many a night.
And I bought you a packet of your favorite Mexican crisps.
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Despite being the title character, Ned Devine is misspelled in the credits as "Ned Divine". See more »
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!
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