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* PowerTrio: Jackie, Michael, and Annie, working together to find and ingratiate themselves with the lotto winner, and then organizing the scheme to claim the winnings.


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* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Jackie, Michael, and Annie, working together to find and ingratiate themselves with the lotto winner, and then organizing the scheme to claim the winnings.


* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]]: The payphone on the road out of town and the imminent return of the original minister are both important elements of the resolution. Additionally, the lotto man's hay fever has a small role to play late in the movie.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Jackie starts the story as a rather scheming, greedy man who takes his wife for granted. Once he realizes Ned has died, he starts taking things a bit more seriously, reminded of what a good person Ned was, but it doesn't ''really'' click until he learns how high the stakes have gotten and [[WhatTheHellHero Annie gives him a chewing-out]], and he realizes that the whole village will need to be part of the scheme. See PetTheDog for a truly unselfish gesture Jackie makes at the end of the movie.
* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]]: The payphone on the road out of town and the imminent return of the original minister Father Mulligan are both important elements of the resolution. Additionally, the lotto man's hay fever has a small role to play late in the movie.



* DecemberDecemberRomance: "Kitty" has a bit of a sweet spot for Michael O'Sullivan and insists on a date with him as a condition for signing onto the scheme.

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* DecemberDecemberRomance: "Kitty" Kitty has a bit of a sweet spot for Michael O'Sullivan and insists on a date with him as a condition for signing onto the scheme.scheme. Michael doesn't seem especially interested, however.



* DisappearedDad: Only Maggie knows who Maurice's father is; as a result, Maurice has never had a proper father figure, though Finn wants the responsibility.[[spoiler:Maurice's father is revealed as the titular Ned Devine]]
* DreamSequence: Jackie has a dream in which Ned Devine visits him and gives him his blessing, which soon inspires Jackie to share the winnings with the whole village.

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* DisappearedDad: Only Maggie knows who Maurice's father is; as a result, Maurice has never had a proper father figure, though Finn wants the responsibility. [[spoiler:Maurice's father is ultimately revealed as the titular to be none other than Ned Devine]]
Devine.]]
* DreamSequence: Jackie has a dream in which Ned Devine visits him and gives him his blessing, offering him a piece of chicken, which soon inspires Jackie to share the winnings with the whole village.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Jackie and Michael are very close, even for inhabitants of a small village like Tullymore. It's played for laughs as well, as they often go swimming together and even share a bed when Jackie has a fight with Annie over the lotto money.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Jackie and Michael are very close, even for inhabitants of a small village like Tullymore. It's played for laughs as well, as they often go swimming together and even share a bed when Jackie has a fight with Annie over the lotto money. Michael is mentioned to be a widower.



** Also "the witch" Lizzy Quinn, whose EstablishingCharacterMoment is her yelling at Dennis for taking advantage of a poor old disabled woman...because he won't give her the toaster he repaired without her paying for it first, implying that her not paying for things is quite common. She doesn't get any better [[spoiler: especially once she tries to extort all of her fellow townsfolk]]

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** Also "the witch" Lizzy Quinn, whose EstablishingCharacterMoment is her yelling at Dennis for taking advantage of a poor old disabled woman... because he won't give her the toaster he repaired without her paying for it first, implying that her not paying for things is quite common. She doesn't get any better [[spoiler: especially once she tries to extort all of her fellow townsfolk]]



* {{Leitmotif}}: "Lux Aeterna", the Catholic communion hymn for the Requiem Mass, appears in strains throughout the movie and is sung during Ned's funeral.

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** The opening scene is a minor one for Jackie, who tricks Annie into thinking they've won the lottery just to get her to bring him his apple tart, rather than getting it himself. This establishes Jackie as clever but kind of selfish and disrespectful. His changing attitude is a major arc of the movie.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Lux Aeterna", the Catholic communion hymn for the Requiem Mass, appears in strains throughout the movie and is sung during Ned's funeral. The folk song "The Parting Glass" is used as a motif as well.



* MassOhCrap: When the lotto man enters the church during the church just as Jackie is about to give Ned's eulogy and sneezes, the assembled village breaks into worried whispers.

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* MassOhCrap: When the lotto man enters the church during the church just as Jackie is about to give Ned's eulogy and sneezes, the assembled village breaks into worried whispers. Jackie is able to defuse the situation with very quick thinking.



* ThePigPen: "[[MeaningfulName Pig]]" Finn's poor personal hygiene is the result of him being a pig farmer and is the main reason Maggie keeps rejecting him. Jackie tries to help him remedy this by giving him fruit-scented soaps.

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** Also a bit of a PetTheDog moment for Jackie, who [[spoiler: encourages Maggie to take the entire sum, who has come a long way since the beginning.]]
* ThePigPen: "[[MeaningfulName Pig]]" Finn's poor personal hygiene is the result of him being a pig farmer and is the main reason Maggie keeps rejecting him. Jackie tries to help him remedy this by giving him fruit-scented soaps."expensive fruity soaps".

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** Also "the witch" Lizzy Quinn, whose EstablishingCharacterMoment is her yelling at Dennis for taking advantage of a poor old disabled woman...because he won't give her the toaster he repaired without her paying for it first, implying that her not paying for things is quite common. She doesn't get any better [[spoiler: especially once she tries to extort all of her fellow townsfolk]]


* DisappearedDad: Only Maggie knows who Maurice's father is; as a result, Maurice has never had a proper father figure, though Finn wants the responsibility.

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* DisappearedDad: Only Maggie knows who Maurice's father is; as a result, Maurice has never had a proper father figure, though Finn wants the responsibility.[[spoiler:Maurice's father is revealed as the titular Ned Devine]]


* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: It starts out as Ned's funeral, but it ends with a eulogy of Michael when the lotto man makes an unexpected visit.

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* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: It starts out as Ned's funeral, but it ends with a eulogy of Michael when the lotto man makes an unexpected visit. Jackie even references the trope in the aforesaid surprisingly moving eulogy


* SecondaryTitleCharacter: Ned Devine plays a role within the story however the real protagonists are Jackie and Michael.

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* SecondaryTitleCharacter: SecondaryCharacterTitle: Ned Devine plays a role within the story however the real protagonists are Jackie and Michael.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: The film gives this vibe about the titluar Ned Devine.

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: The film gives this vibe about the titluar titular Ned Devine.


*SecondaryTitleCharacter: Ned Devine plays a role within the story however the real protagonists are Jackie and Michael.



* VerbingNouny

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*TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: The film gives this vibe about the titluar Ned Devine.
* VerbingNouny VerbingNouny: "Waking Ned Devine" in the US and "Waking Ned" in the UK.


Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) is a middle-aged man living in the rural Irish town of Tullymore with his wife, Annie (Fionnula Flanagan). When they discover that someone local has won the lottery, they team up with Jackie's friend Michael (David Kelly) to figure out which of their neighbors is soon to be much wealthier. The lucky man is the titular Ned Devine (Jimmy Keogh), who died from the shock of seeing the winning numbers. After speaking to Ned in a dream, Jackie decides to pretend to be Ned to collect their winnings. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues once the lottery man arrives earlier than expected and Michael has to play Ned instead.

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Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) is a middle-aged man living in the rural Irish town of Tullymore with his wife, Annie (Fionnula Flanagan).(Creator/FionnulaFlanagan). When they discover that someone local has won the lottery, they team up with Jackie's friend Michael (David Kelly) to figure out which of their neighbors is soon to be much wealthier. The lucky man is the titular Ned Devine (Jimmy Keogh), who died from the shock of seeing the winning numbers. After speaking to Ned in a dream, Jackie decides to pretend to be Ned to collect their winnings. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues once the lottery man arrives earlier than expected and Michael has to play Ned instead.


* WhatTheHellHero: When they find out how enormous the win is, Annie tells Jackie that she can't forgive getting Michael involved in a fraud that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. She relents when he

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* WhatTheHellHero: When they find out how enormous the win is, Annie tells Jackie that she can't forgive getting Michael involved in a fraud that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. She relents when he comes up with his scheme to share the winnings with the rest of the town.



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Young Maurice, who reassures the young priest he's done a good job, summons seals by whistling, and accurately guesses that all the lotto winnings will be spent down the pub.

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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Young Maurice, who reassures the young priest he's done a good job, summons seals by whistling, and fairly accurately guesses that all the lotto winnings will be spent down the pub.


''Waking Ned Devine'' is a 1998 comedy set in rural Ireland, but filmed on the Isle of Man.

Jackie O'Shea is a middle-aged man living in the rural Irish town of Tullymore with his wife, Annie. When they discover that someone local has won the lottery, they team up with Jackie's friend Michael to figure out which of their neighbors is soon to be much wealthier. The lucky man is the titular Ned Devine, who died from the shock of seeing the winning numbers. After speaking to Ned in a dream, Jackie decides to pretend to be Ned to collect their winnings. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues once the lottery man arrives earlier than expected and Michael has to play Ned instead.

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''Waking Ned Devine'' is a 1998 British comedy written and directed by Kirk Jones and set in rural Ireland, but filmed on the Isle of Man.

Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) is a middle-aged man living in the rural Irish town of Tullymore with his wife, Annie. Annie (Fionnula Flanagan). When they discover that someone local has won the lottery, they team up with Jackie's friend Michael (David Kelly) to figure out which of their neighbors is soon to be much wealthier. The lucky man is the titular Ned Devine, Devine (Jimmy Keogh), who died from the shock of seeing the winning numbers. After speaking to Ned in a dream, Jackie decides to pretend to be Ned to collect their winnings. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues once the lottery man arrives earlier than expected and Michael has to play Ned instead.


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* ManipulativeBitch: Lizzy threatens to report the fraud. Not because she cares about the fraud itself, but because she wants 10% of the winnings instead of the 2% she'd get if she split it evenly with everyone else.

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* ManipulativeBitch: Lizzy threatens to report the fraud. Not fraud; not because she cares about the fraud itself, but because she wants 10% of the winnings instead of the roughly 2% she'd get if she split it evenly with everyone else.



-->'''Jackie:''' He had his faults...

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-->'''Jackie:''' He I'll admit he had his faults...


* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie was filmed on the Isle of Mann.


* JerkAss: Pat, Finn's romantic rival, is smug and sniping.

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* JerkAss: Pat, Finn's romantic rival, is smug and sniping. With that said, he does genuinely care for Maggie and serves as one of Ned's pallbearers.



* {{Leitmotif}}: "Lux Aeterna", the Catholic communion hymn for the Requiem Mass, appears in strains throughout the movie and is sung during Ned's funeral.
* LoveTriangle: Between Maggie, Pig Finn, and Pat.



* MassOhCrap: When the lotto man enters the church during the church just as Jackie is about to give Ned's eulogy and sneezes, the assembled village breaks into worried whispers.



-->'''Jackie:''' I'll admit he had his faults...

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-->'''Jackie:''' I'll admit he He had his faults...


* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie was filmed on the Isle of Mann.



* DecemberDecemberRomance: "Kitty" has a bit of a sweet spot for Michael O'Sullivan and insists on his having dinner with her as part of her agreeing to sign on to their scheme.

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* DecemberDecemberRomance: "Kitty" has a bit of a sweet spot for Michael O'Sullivan and insists on his having dinner a date with her him as part of her agreeing to sign on to their a condition for signing onto the scheme.



* {{Irony}}: All of the lotto man's comments about how the news takes people and coming as a shock to the system, etc.
* JerkAss: Pat, Finn's romantic rival, is smug and sniping.



* NiceGuy: All everyone says about Ned Devine is that he was the sweetest, most generous man in the village, and that he would have shared out his winnings with the whole village.
* NonAnswer: When Jackie asks the lotto man what kind of business he's in, the lotto man just replies "Business."



* OhCrap: When Jackie freezes on unexpectedly meeting the lotto man, Michael--hidden behind a rock--exclaims "Sweet Jesus!" realizing that he'll have to be Ned.



* PowerTrio: Jackie, Michael, and Annie.

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* PowerTrio: Jackie, Michael, and Annie.Annie, working together to find and ingratiate themselves with the lotto winner, and then organizing the scheme to claim the winnings.
* SexyDiscretionShot: When told that this could be their last night together for ten years, Jackie tells Annie "let's not waste it sleeping." She smiles and slides below the sheets as he shuts off the light.



* StunnedSilence: When told that the lotto ticket is worth 6,894,620 pounds, Michael can only make wordless squeaking noises.



* TranquilFury: Annie is perfectly calm when she tells Jackie he's on his own.



* WillNotTellALie: According to Annie, Michael "never told a lie in his life" before having to impersonate Ned.

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* WhatTheHellHero: When they find out how enormous the win is, Annie tells Jackie that she can't forgive getting Michael involved in a fraud that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. She relents when he
* WillNotTellALie: According to Annie, Michael says he's no good at pretending and Annie says "never told a lie in his life" before having to impersonate Ned.Ned.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Young Maurice, who reassures the young priest he's done a good job, summons seals by whistling, and accurately guesses that all the lotto winnings will be spent down the pub.

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