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Mr. Deeds (2002)

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

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Storyline

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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Small town kid, big time right hook See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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28 June 2002 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Extensive location filming took place in New Milford, Connecticut on its photogenic Bank Street. New Milford is coincidentally the weekend home of film co-star Peter Gallagher. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when Mr. French falls on the table. See more »

Quotes

[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 Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management' (2003) See more »

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Sweetest Thing
Music: U2
Lyric: Bono & The Edge
Performed by U2
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Mr Dud
21 December 2002 | by (Manchester Connecticut) – See all my reviews

I recently rented Adam Sandler's version of Mr. Deeds. This movie is a dud.

Winona Ryder and John Turturro talents are surely wasted in this movie.

As for Adam Sandler acting it is more like non acting.

He also seems to be in need of an anger management course. I have noticed this in quite a few other of his films.

Don't waste your money on this movie go out and rent the original movie directed by Frank Capra.


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