Waking Ned Devine (1998)

PG   |    |  Comedy

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When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.




  • Pig Finn & Maggie
  • Writer/director Kirk Jones
  • Susan Lynch stars as Maggie
  • David Kelly Stars as Michael O'Sullivan
  • Fionnula Flanagan stars as Annie O'Shea
  • Michael & Jackie

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26 July 2004 | garyrbennett
This is a beautiful little film!
This is a beautiful little film, touching on the universal themes of friendship, and the corrupting power of money and greed. It was a sleeper back when it was released, but got very good word of mouth. Sure it's sentimental and plays somewhat on stereotypes (I'm assuming, as I've never actually spent any time in a small Irish village), but the cast includes many great Irish and British character actors (especially the late Ian Bannen), and it's funny, well directed, beautifully shot, joyous and ultimately life-affirming. I've seen it with several friends, and they all dug it. The music is also very enjoyable, especially the last song, "The Parting Glass".

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Release Date:

8 January 1999


English, Latin, Irish

Country of Origin

UK, Ireland, France, USA

Filming Locations

Cregneash, Isle of Man

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$148,971 22 November 1998

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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