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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


One of the cats Deeds throws out the window is black with white patches when he throws it, and as it flies through the air, but is a grey and black tabby when it's caught. 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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Spoofs Big Daddy (1999) See more »


Written by Fran Healy (as Francis Healy)
Performed by Travis
Courtesy of Epic Records / Independiente / SINE a division of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

Home Alone meets ... what?
10 December 2003 | by (Sweden, Europe) – See all my reviews

The quality of this movie was...really bad...in an entertaining way...somehow. I was appaled at the horribly bad acting. Even though they were famous actors, they behaved like students in a school play. Amazing. Yet it was in its horribility quite unpredictable. So see it, but don't pay for it.

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