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PG| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
When best friends Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) and Michael O'Sullivan (David Kelly) discover someone in their small Irish village has won the lottery, they immediately set off to see if the winner is in a sharing mood. Deducing that Ned Devine is the lucky man, O'Shea and O'Sullivan pay him a visit, only to find him dead from shock. Since Devine is the only one who can claim the prize, the townsfolk band together to convince the claim inspector that O'Sullivan is really Devine, and split the cash.

Cast: Ian Bannen , David Kelly , Fionnula Flanagan , Susan Lynch , James Nesbitt , Maura O'Malley , Robert Hickey , Paddy Ward

Director: Kirk Jones

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: 20th Century Fox, Fox, Paramount Pictures

Waking Ned Devine (1998)

Release Date: September 15th, 1998|1 hr. 31 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    This one's so much fun, it's worth taking the whole family. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of the joys of Waking Ned Devine is in the richness of the local eccentric population. show more

  • 75
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    There's not a whole lot to Waking Ned Devine, but it may be enough for those who like their quirky comedies from the British Isles - a burgeoning genre now - both atmospheric and gentle. show more

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