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Mr. Deeds (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 28 June 2002 (USA)
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A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.



(short story "Opera Hat"), (film Mr. Deeds Goes to Town) | 1 more credit »
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4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mac McGrath
Preston Blake
Buddy Ward, Kevin's Father
Tom McNulty ...
Red Parka Man


When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for their piece of the pie. Babe, a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an exposé on Deeds. Of course, Deeds' sincere naiveté has Babe falling in love with him instead. Ultimately, Deeds comes to find that money truly has the power to change things, but it doesn't necessarily need to change him. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Don't let the fancy clothes fool you. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, and some rear nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deeds  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,162,787 (USA) (28 June 2002)


$126,203,320 (USA) (22 November 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Winona Ryder admitted in a interview with Empire Magazine that she felt miscast in this film. See more »


When Crazy Eyes is eating the pizza, the Oreo on the slice continually changes position throughout the scene. See more »


[first lines]
Preston Blake: I'm gonna get to the top of Everest, if it's the last thing I do!
[cut to his frozen but triumphant body clinging to the summit of Mount Everest]
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Referenced in Dr. Feelgood: Winona Ryder (2016) See more »


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User Reviews

Pretty Funny, but Ultimately Average
13 October 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler) is a small town guy who is taken to the big city when he learns he has an inheritance of $40 billion from a long lost uncle. He has to adjust to life in a Palatial Mansion with a personal butler, and he meets a beautiful school nurse (Winona Ryder); but its not long before the money begins to change everything, and he learns things are not what they seem.

This remake is not without plenty of laughs, but it never quite manages to do anything thats truly hilarious or new. For a bit of fun its worth a watch, but it's one of those films that you will forget about pretty quickly.

6/10 its just average i'm afraid

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