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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.

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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

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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28 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Deeds  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$482,818 (Japan) (21 February 2003)
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Trivia

When filming the scene where Deeds beats up Marty, Allen Covert got spun around by Adam Sandler, slipped on the sidewalk and his skull hit the concrete with no protection and was unconscious for a minute. See more »

Goofs

When one of the helicopter pilots turns round to face Deeds, his lips move briefly as thought he is talking, but we don't hear him say anything. 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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References The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) See more »

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Soda Shop Queen
Written and Performed by Stuart Grusin
Courtesy of Turner Network Television
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Big disappointment
30 June 2002 | by (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – See all my reviews

I am quite a big fan of Adam Sandler and was let down by his lack of Everything (besides good actors) in this movie. Mr. Deeds was no where near as entertaining and humorous as his past films. I am very disappointed in Mr. Deeds, Adam Sandler, and his director.


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