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Mr. Deeds (2002)

 -  Comedy  -  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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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 »

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Comedy

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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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Deeds  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$207,228 (Japan) (14 February 2003)

Gross:

$482,818 (Japan) (21 February 2003)
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Extensive location filming took place in New Milford, Connecticut on its photogenic Bank Street. Noted for its beautiful New England town green, it's often used in television commercials and film shoots. New Milford is coincidentally the weekend home of film co-star Peter Gallagher. See more »

Goofs

When Deeds is in the mansion and everyone is shouting (the echo scene), the elevator man is standing behind him, wearing white gloves, which disappear for one shot. See more »

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[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 Battlefield Earth (2000) See more »

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Falling
Written and Performed by Ben Kweller
Courtesy of ATO Records / The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Music
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Give it up, Adam!
8 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has absolutely no funny parts and no redeeming qualities. I can't even say that it's fun summer movie fluff because its no fun! Adam Sandler can't act (or at least can't change characters between films) and Winona Ryder is simply horrendous as his love interest. Plug in a different girl and a different occupation for his next movie and it will still open at number one in the box office. I am NOT anxiously awaiting his animated feature. Stay away.. stay far, far away. Unless you're a 14 year old boy because you might find it funny.


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