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Director  M. Night Shyamalan
Screenplay  M. Night Shyamalan
Writer  M. Night Shyamalan
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Family
Country  United States
Wide Awake (1998 film) movie poster
Release date  March 20, 1998 (1998-03-20)
Producers  Bob Weinstein, Cathy Konrad, Cary Woods
Cast  Denis Leary (Mr. Beal), Joseph Cross (Joshua Beal), Rosie O'Donnell (Sister Terry), Dana Delany (Mrs. Beal), Timothy Reifsnyder (Dave O'Hara), Camryn Manheim (Sister Sophia)
Similar movies  Related M Night Shyamalan movies

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Wide Awake is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and produced by Cathy Konrad and Cary Woods. The film stars Denis Leary, Dana Delany, Joseph Cross and Rosie O'Donnell. Wide Awake also features Julia Stiles in one of her earliest roles as the main character's teenage sister, Neena.


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Although it was made in 1995, the film was not released until 1998. The script was written in 1991. It was nominated for "Best Family Feature — Drama" and "Best Performance in a Feature Film — Leading Young Actor" at the 1999 Young Artist Awards. Shyamalan has described Wide Awake as a comedy that he hoped would also make people cry.

Wide Awake (1998 film) movie scenes

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Wide Awake (1998 film) movie scenes

During his year in the fifth grade, ten-year-old Joshua Beal (Joseph Cross) begins a personal search to find answers about life and death — a journey triggered by the passing of his beloved grandfather (Robert Loggia).

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Josh attends Waldron Mercy Academy, a private Catholic boys' school. The adults in his world have not been able to convince him that his grandfather is in good hands, so he sets out on a personal mission to find God. In their varying ways he is guided on his metaphorical journey by his best friend Dave (Timothy Reifsnyder) and a Philadelphia Phillies-loving nun (Rosie O'Donnell) who teaches at his school.

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Josh shows doubts about his religion as he questions if God truly exists, particularly when Dave is diagnosed with epilepsy and the moments as Josh experiences his first crush. As his academic year comes to an end, he finds his answer in an unexpected way.


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  • Denis Leary as Mr. Beal
  • Dana Delany as Mrs. Beal
  • Joseph Cross as Joshua A. Beal
  • Rosie O'Donnell as Sister Terry
  • Timothy Reifsnyder as Dave O'Hara
  • Robert Loggia as Grandpa Beal
  • Camryn Manheim as Sister Sophia
  • Vicki Giunta as Sister Beatrice
  • Julia Stiles as Neena Beal
  • Supporting

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  • Heather Casler as Hope
  • Dan Lauria as Father Peters
  • Stefan Niemczyk as Frank Benton
  • Michael Pacienza as Freddie Waltman
  • Michael Shulman as Robert Brickman
  • Jaret Ross Barron as Dan
  • Jarrett Abello as John
  • Joseph Melito as Billy (Credited as Joseph Melito Jr.)
  • Peter A. Urban Jr. as Newman
  • Jahmal Curtis as Student
  • Michael Craig Bigwood as Little Boy
  • Gil Robbins as Cardinal Geary
  • Marc H. Glick as Father Sebastian
  • Robert K. O'Neill as Young Priest
  • Deborah Stern as Mrs. Waltman
  • Joey Perillo as Mr. Waltman
  • Jerry Walsh as Football Coach
  • Liam Mitchell as Gym Teacher
  • Charles Techman as Janitor
  • Antoine McLean as Wilson
  • Arleen Goman as Mrs. Pitman
  • Mets Suber as Race Starter
  • Cameo/Uncredited

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  • Gina Allegro as Nun
  • Rena Anakwe as Extra
  • Pierce Cravens as (singing voice)
  • Stephen Dunn as School Boy
  • Josh LaBove as Schoolboy
  • Patsy Meck as Nun in hallway
  • James Spector as (singing voice)
  • Reception

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    Wide Awake received mixed reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 39% based on reviews from 31 critics and reports a rating average of 4.8 out of 10.


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