7.3/10
24,282
230 user 70 critic

Waking Ned Devine (1998)

Waking Ned (original title)
PG | | Comedy | 8 January 1999 (USA)
Trailer
0:56 | Trailer
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 »
Edit

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Saving Grace (2000)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind.

Director: Nigel Cole
Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes
Midnight Man (2008)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Conspiracy thriller starring James Nesbitt as a down-on-his-luck journalist who uncovers a dangerous secret.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Catherine McCormack, Rupert Graves
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Bullebbai is a lottery ticket agent in a remote village for Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw. He is also the only guy who knows how to claim a lottery. Incidentally, he comes to know that a ... See full summary »

Director: Nidhi Prasad
Stars: Rajendra Prasad, Richard Rishi, Farzana Barucha
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1965, Jimmy McMahon and his group of Liverpudlians plot to win the annual céilí music competition in Ireland.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Colm Meaney, Bernard Hill, Shaun Evans
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Director: Peter Cattaneo
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy
Black Luck (2016)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A hitman in hiding struggles to keep his monsters at bay when his dark past comes calling. Some days your LUCK just goes BLACK.

Directors: Jason Levering, David M. Weiss
Stars: Garrett Sheeks, Karrie Bauman, Jeff Gamble
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball
Romance | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A sleazy chef is forced to face the truth about the man he has become and realizes that he has the chance to begin again.

Director: Declan Lowney
Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Amanda Donohoe, James Nesbitt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Lilaram sells lottery tickets and one customer has hit the jackpot but dies of shock upon finding out that he has won. Now, Lilaram wants all the money, and so does everyone around him.

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Riteish Deshmukh
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Evans
Stars: David Williamson, Stuart Townsend, Brenda Fricker
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes an active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally

Photos

Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This fall, odds are, you'll get lucky. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot over a period of five weeks. See more »

Goofs

When Lizzy is calling the National Lottery from the phone booth, it is clearly visible that the entry in the yellow pages is in fact a cut-out piece of paper glued onto a different entry. See more »

Quotes

Jackie O'Shea: Annie, where's me ticket?
Annie O'Shea: In your trousers.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Catherine Rutter is thanked twice See more »


Soundtracks

The Mountains of Mourne
Traditional Irish tune
Lyrics by Percy French
Sung by Finn and another man after the dinner
See more »

User Reviews

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.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 230 user reviews »

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

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 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed