Waking Ned

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Kirk Jones
Production: Twentieth Century Fox
  9 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

precisely, Michael.

If you've not won, I've not won,

and Annie's not won...

that leaves a total

of forty-nine.

Jesus, forty-nine...

and one is a winner.

Has the news

reached Tullymore?

Nobody's figured it out yet...

so nobody knows

but the winner.

God, it's mighty.

Does Annie know?

She does. She's looking

for the winner now.

If a goose comes along

To sing her song

Then I'll light a fire

With a big pot on

Well, you're blessed with a

grand voice, Mrs. Kennedy.

How long can a man

sit on a fortune...

without spending a penny,


As long as he wants, Michael.

The longer it's sat on,

the bigger our share.

Jesus, man!

Where's it from?

Does it suit me, Maggie?

- It does at that.

- Will you marry me, then?

Oh... Da!

Can I marry your daughter

now I'm driving a convertible?

It must be stolen, that.

Come for a ride

like the old days.

Finn, darlin',

you know I would...

if it wasn't for the

smell of them pigs.

What about me

young man there?

Maurice, will you come

for a ride in the racing car?

Grampy, can I go?

- No.

- Please?

Brendy, is me puncture mended?

Come back tomorrow.

I could've done it

quicker meself.

We find the winner

and make sure...

we're their best friends

when they cash the check.

Well, come on, then.

I'm not sure.

So, you think it's a woman?

I'm just saying it might be.

If it's a woman,

I'll chat her up...

and we'll be off

before you knew it.

I'm bursting with news.

I think I know who's won.

That's mighty,

for I've an idea I know myself.

Annie, what's the noise?

It's Michael...

and he knows the winner.

Well, come on.

I want to hear it up here. So?

Jesus, Jackie,

do you think you're the Pope?

Shouting out the bathroom window

for the whole village to hear!

Well, come on, out with it.

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