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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.

Director:

Kirk Jones

Writer:

Kirk Jones
9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Bannen ... Jackie O'Shea
David Kelly ... Michael O'Sullivan
Fionnula Flanagan ... Annie O'Shea
Susan Lynch ... Maggie O'Toole
James Nesbitt ... Pig Finn
Paul Vaughan Paul Vaughan ... Narrator (voice)
Adrian Robinson Adrian Robinson ... Lotto Observer
Maura O'Malley Maura O'Malley ... Mrs. Kennedy
Robert Hickey Robert Hickey ... Maurice O'Toole
Paddy Ward Paddy Ward ... Brendy O'Toole
James Ryland James Ryland ... Dennis Fitzgerald
Fintan McKeown ... Pat Mulligan
Eileen Dromey Eileen Dromey ... Lizzy Quinn
Kitty Fitzgerald Kitty Fitzgerald ... Kitty
Dermot Kerrigan Dermot Kerrigan ... Father Patrick
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland | France | USA

Language:

English | Latin | Irish

Release Date:

8 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Waking Ned Devine See more »

Filming Locations:

Cregneash, Isle of Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$148,971, 22 November 1998

Gross USA:

$24,792,251

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,257,450
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Writer/director Kirk Jones did not have time to cast the role of Father Mulligan before shooting began. On location, he asked gaffer Larry Randall if he would play the part. Randall agreed, and appears in the finished film. See more »

Goofs

When Jackie and Michael are walking to Ned Devine's house and it is raining, Michael is carrying a black umbrella when the two are on the road. However, when they reach Ned's house, Michael has a different umbrella, which is tan with a brown stripe. See more »

Quotes

Pig Finn: I've been using some fruity soaps, Maggie.
Maggie O'Toole: I've noticed. Well, come on then... Let's get closer.
Pig Finn: Oh, yes please, Maggie.
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Crazy Credits

Catherine Rutter is thanked twice See more »

Connections

Featured in Dot the I (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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 what making movies is all about
21 December 2008 | by jsimon17-1See all my reviews

You can't get a better setting than the Celtic highlands, and likewise, the native actors will make you feel like the characters are real. This is more than just a feel good movie, it is a feast of emotions, dreams and the joy of life. The late Ian Bannon is outstanding as Jackie O'Shea, the leader of a fantasy which he manages to hopefully turn into reality. His friend Ned is in fact the bearer of very positive remarks about a chicken dinner that Jackie has cooked and delivered, and in his praise, Ned takes Jackie into the light. With the help of his lifelong best friend, Michael O'Sullivan, played wonderfully by David Kelly, the adventure from fantasy and a strong desire for hope become a classic story worth adding to anyone's movie collection.


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