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American Wake is a 2004 American drama written and directed by Maureen Foley and starring Billy smith, Elaine Qualter, Anastasia Barnes, Brian Delate, and Vladimir Aseneta. When Jack Connolly (Smith) loses his best friend and fellow firefighter in a horrific blaze, he begins to question the choices he's made with his life. Having become a fireman to satisfy his father's dream, Jack now wonders what his own dreams are. Similarly, Niall McKnight (Sam Amidon) struggles with his father's desires for him to be a famous fiddle player in hopes of returning to their Irish homeland. Both Jack and Niall fall in love with women who may end up altering their lives and changing the dreams of their fathers. In making these decisions, however, they learn that both pride and sorrow can come at the same time. Also starring Seamus Egan, Amanda Montgomery, and Wyatt Neumann, American Wake was well received by critics.