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Good Deeds -- Tyler Perry stars as a successful and wealthy businessman who has always done what's expected of him...until he meets a single mother who inspires him to live the life he's always wanted.
Good Deeds -- Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
Good Deeds -- Clip: A Little Help
Good Deeds -- Right before his wedding, an affluent man (Tyler Perry) develops complicating feelings for a single mom.


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24 February 2012 (USA) See more »
Wesley Deeds is About to Discover the Person He Was Meant to Be.
Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tyler Perry ... Wesley Deeds

Thandie Newton ... Lindsey Wakefield

Gabrielle Union ... Natalie

Eddie Cibrian ... John

Brian White ... Walt Deeds

Jordenn Thompson ... Ariel

Phylicia Rashad ... Wilimena

Beverly Johnson ... Brenda

Rebecca Romijn ... Heidi

Jamie Kennedy ... Mark Freeze

Andrew Masset ... Mr. Brunson (as Andrew Hyatt Masset)
Victoria Loving ... Mrs. Brunson

Tom Thon ... Milton
Susan Shalhoub Larkin ... Margaret
Nevaina Graves Rhodes ... Teacher (as Nevaina)

Jennifer Van Horn ... Principal
Karenlie Riddering ... Child Care Worker

Clay Adams ... Security Guard
Daniel Orellana ... Tow Truck Driver
Divakar Shukla ... Clerk
Jessica Stamper ... Woman 1

Mark Swinton ... Shelter Worker 1 (as Mark E. Swinton)
Brenda Porter ... Shelter Worker 2

Bob Lanoue ... Shelter Worker 3

Gordon Price ... Homeless Man

Crystle Stewart ... Secretary

Ashley LeConte Campbell ... Social Worker
Brenda Sharman ... Gate Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alissah Brooks ... Club Diva (uncredited)

Cabrenna H Burks ... Woman on Street (uncredited)
Gregory Cook ... Business Man (uncredited)
Jimmie Green ... Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)

Trent Jolie ... Kid (uncredited)
Scott Ledbetter ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Tyrice Lollis ... Homeless Man (uncredited)
Ashleigh Jo Sizemore ... Homeless Woman (uncredited)

Lj Smith ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Ylian Alfaro Snyder ... Business Woman (uncredited)
Jill St. Williams ... Business Scene-Extra (uncredited)
Errol Suleyman ... Business man (uncredited)
Jermaine Thomas ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jacqueline Marie Zwick ... Fashionista (uncredited)

Directed by
Tyler Perry 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tyler Perry  screenplay

Produced by
Ozzie Areu .... producer
Paul Hall .... producer
Tyler Perry .... producer
Original Music by
Aaron Zigman 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski 
Film Editing by
Maysie Hoy 
Casting by
Kim Coleman 
Production Design by
Ina Mayhew 
Art Direction by
Gentry L. Akens II 
Set Decoration by
Lance Totten 
Costume Design by
Johnetta Boone 
Makeup Department
Nikki Bell .... hair stylist
Char Coats-Crump .... key makeup artist (as Char Coats)
Veronica Cox .... assistant makeup artist
Lawrence Davis .... personal hair stylist to Tyler Perry
Talya Melvey .... hair stylist
Denise Tunnell .... makeup artist
Kenneth Walker .... hair dept head
Production Management
Mark W. McCoy .... post production manager (as Mark McCoy)
Curtis A. Miller .... production director: Lionsgate
Carl Pedregal .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H.H. Cooper .... first assistant director: co-producer
Art Department
Jp Author .... art assistant
Bil Barnes .... set dresser
Kathleen Denson .... key scenic
Karen A. Felix .... property master
Damon Fishback II .... propmaker
Seth Gardner .... propmaker
Rachel Goodman .... set decoration buyer
Rob Hamby .... propmaker
Trent Hevener .... propmaker
Elliot Holmes .... set dresser
Sean Ryan Jennings .... set designer
Kime Kirkpatrick .... art assistant (as Kime Harless)
Eliot Levin .... props assistant
Konrad Lewis .... set dresser
Walt Mikolwski .... construction coordinator
Drew Monahan .... set designer
Mark Nave .... metal foreman
Nick Nelson .... scenic artist
Michelle Sink Langford .... set decoration assistant (as Michelle Sink)
Joey Sisson .... assistant property master
Ann Stacy .... lead scenic
J. Dennis Wilson .... painter
Sound Department
Steve Bartkowicz .... sound re-recording engineer
Chris Durfy .... production sound mixer
Kimberly Ellis .... foley editor (as Kimberly Wilhoit)
James Hyde .... adr recordist
Jason C. Lewis .... sound utility
Colt Logan .... boom operator
James Moriana .... foley artist
Andy Stallabrass .... adr mixer
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Gary Summers .... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Title .... sound designer
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Brett Voss .... foley mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor
David Young .... additional audio
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Wes Campbell .... special effects technician
Eric A. Martin .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Holly Gregory Horter .... digital compositor
Chris LeDoux .... visual effects supervisor
Mark LeDoux .... digital compositor
Tim LeDoux .... compositing supervisor
Philippe Majdalani .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Jason Sanford .... visual effects producer: Crafty Apes
Scott Dale .... stunt coordinator
Adam C. Edwards .... stunt safety
Natascha Hopkins .... stunt double
Craig Johnson .... stunt double: Tyler Perry
Camera and Electrical Department
Shelley Baldwin .... electrician
Victor Bland .... lighting technician
Breyaan Bolling .... electrician
Breyaan Bolling .... lighting technician
Kenneth Bolton .... grip
Scott Brinson .... rigging gaffer
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera: a camera
Quantrell D. Colbert .... still photographer
Keith Cutler .... rigging electric
David Daniel .... camera operator
Juvonn Daves .... grip
Chad Deslatte .... rigging grip
Courtney Drewes .... second assistant camera: a camera (as Courtney Drewes-Jones)
Jordan Francais .... electrician
Mike Gentry .... electrician
Douglas S. Holgate .... aerial dp
Matthew Horn .... digital camera utility
Humphrey Jarrod .... best boy rigging grip
Tony Jenzano .... video assist
Carl M. Johnson .... rigging electric best boy
Scott Jolliff .... lighting technician
Lane Leagans .... best boy grip
Sherri Angela Leger .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Christopher L. Miller .... grip
Christopher Mills .... efp camera
Bruce Mobley .... grip
Denny Mooradian .... gaffer
Keith Moore .... rigging grip
Chad Oliver .... digital imaging technician
Charles Praileau .... key rigging grip
Kenny Rivenbark .... libra operator
Schenley V. Sargusingh .... electrician
Alexander G. Smith .... lighting technician
Tony Summerlin .... assistant camera
Cris Toebben .... genny op
Troy Toebben .... best boy electric
German Valle .... best boy rigging electric
Casting Department
Heather Hylton Bivens .... extras casting director
Colleen Kenneavy .... extras casting: San Francisco
Emily Mask .... extras casting assistant
Jenny Trinh .... casting assistant
Natasha Ward .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvia Akuchie .... personal stylist to Tyler Perry
Kairo Courts .... set costumer
Kirby Emile .... costume intern
Camille Hardiman .... additional set costumer
Ruth Stansbury .... costume coordinator
Ruth Stansbury .... costumer
Desha Williams .... production assistant
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Ken Lebre .... dailies producer
Natasha Leonnet .... digital intermediate colorist
Christopher McDonald .... dailies operator
Joi McMillon .... first assistant editor
Justin Powell .... post-production assistant
Andre Rivas .... digital intermediate colorist assistant
Kimi Rosenthal .... post-production assistant
Sarah Russell .... post-production assistant
Lisa Tutunjian .... digital intermediate editor
Ariana Young .... post-production coordinator
Nathaniel Lee Voelker .... qc coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Michael T. Marlett .... composer: additional music
Rebecca Rienks .... music consultant
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Michael Stern .... music scoring mixer: music recording engineer
Jesse Voccia .... electronic music programmer
Willa Yudell .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Marc Anton .... driver
Tracy L. Coker .... transportation captain
Tracy Craytor .... production van driver
Lewis Jones Jr. .... driver
Windi Robinson .... driver: Construction Truck
Anthony R. Sacco .... transportation coordinator: San Francisco (as Tony Sacco)
Patricia Sammons .... driver
Randy Southerland .... driver: prop truck
Andy G. Strauss .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Ozzie Areu .... president: Tyler Perry Studios
Will Areu .... senior vice president: Tyler Perry Studios
Badar .... stand-in
Annette Bas .... second assistant accountant
Colbert Bernard .... production assistant
Kathy M. Berry .... location scout
Khalilah Birdsong .... studio manager
Grace Bosque .... set production assistant: San Francisco
Crystal D. Brown .... travel coordinator
George Camarda .... script supervisor
Ami Cohen .... production department coordinator
Nicole Cotton .... payroll accountant
Derrick Doose .... production assistant
Edmar Flores .... set key production assistant
Jasmine K. Franklin .... production assistant
Ira Friedlander .... production accountant
Daniel F. Green .... location assistant
Lanny Gross .... accounting clerk
Angela Harvey .... assistant to executive producer
Liam Hearne .... post production accountant
Kevin Hill .... assistant to Paul Hall
Blake H. Hughes .... assistant craft services
Jennifer Jourdan .... set production assistant: San Francisco
Dan Kemp .... location manager: San Francisco unit
Haweni Keskessa .... first assistant accountant
Laurent Marchand .... head chef (as Laurent Marchand)
Karen Marie Mason .... assistant location manager
Peter McKernan .... aerial coordinator: pilot
Robert M. Melnik .... executive vice president of business affairs
Gary Ousdahl .... story editor: 34th Street Films
Deb K. Oyer .... production coordinator
Tim Palen .... Chief Marketing Officer: Lionsgate
Emily Rice .... post production accountant
Kristy Richman .... theatrical publicity: intern
Mariah K. Shields .... post production intern (as Mariah Shields)
Nikki Simpson .... travel coordinator
Donna Sloan .... executive vice president: production, Lions Gate Films
Michael C. Smith .... police coordinator
Thomas Richard Sutton Jr. .... police security
Amanda Sutton .... post production payroll accountant
Jessica Switch .... assistant to Mr. Paseornek
Ryan Christopher Taylor .... assistant location manager (as Ryan Taylor)
Michael A. Templeton .... general worker
Kishawnna Terry .... production assistant
Matt Traylor IV .... location assistant
Jasmine K. White .... production assistant
Regina Williams .... production secretary
Jill Andrade .... executive assistant to Mr. Ozzie Areu Producer (uncredited)
Kristy Richman .... intern (uncredited)
Eli Davis .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tyler Perry's Good Deeds" - USA (complete title)
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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, some violence and thematic material
USA:110 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Singapore:NC-16 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47143)

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Eddie Cibrian, Gabrielle Union and Brian White all starred in the dropped ABC pilot Football Wives (2007) (TV) in 2007.See more »
Factual errors: Lindsay worked 80 hours, and her net check was only $112. The IRS cannot garnish wages that total less than the total of the standard deduction and personal exemptions available. Based on her earning $10 per hour, none of her wages could have been legally garnished.See more »
[first lines]
Wesley Deeds:[narration] My name is Wesley Deeds the Third. I grew up fifth-generation Ivy League graduate. I can tell you my pedigree all the way back to the tribe that my greatest grandfather came from. I was born into privilege, groomed by my father to be a businessman, to take over his company...
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly Memorable, 15 March 2012
Author: TamPalm from United States

I am not a Tyler Perry defender, but I have to call foul on the 3.1 rating. Those who reviewed the movie average about a 6 or 7, so I'm led to believe many who have voted on this movie did not in fact see the movie. Considering the assault Perry receives from critics--myself included at times--it would not be hard to believe some would undermine the rating system here and seek to sabotage anything with the name "Perry" in front of it. Moving on...

I will go out on a limb and say this is Perry's highest quality effort to date. It's the first movie I remember seeing of his that did not run with the trite good-guy/bad-guy story line. This movie had more depth than any of his previous. There were no bad guys. Every character was troubled and coping and...human. Many I think missed the real theme of this movie. It has absolutely nothing to do with a man coming to save a woman. It is about having the courage to follow your own path. It is a universal theme, one that hits home for virtually everyone. Sure there may be better movies out there who execute this theme, but this movie does it competently in my opinion, and by Tyler Perry's standards, it is more than competent. It is dare I say, actually "good?"

I liked the acting. Once I got past Thandie's always-strange accent and the little girl's initially poor acting performance, and Brian White's sometimes over-acting, the movie caught its groove and all of the actors delivered. Newton played a particularly touching role. I have to admit her ability to cry on a dime regarding the loss of her child, made me tear up a bit. To say that I was shocked to find myself actually tearing up from a Tyler Perry movie is the understatement of the day. Perry and Gabrielle Union also delivered. Both portrayed their complex characters well and competently showcased the true ambivalence that often accompanies a relationship, especially one that occurs when the couple is past their twenties and have to grapple with all the life expectations that entails. This brings me to the next highlight--the script.

It seems like Perry actually took his time--or at least more time than he usually does, say on the horrible movies like "Madea Goes to Jail" or the like--on this script. There was more character development, more growth, more nuance, and unpredictability. There were plot holes, sure, but in general, you didn't feel short-changed as a viewer, like the writer was just trying to rush something through to meet a deadline so that he could ultimately get your money--ahem--"Why did I get Married 2" looking at you!

Finally, I liked the pace of the movie. Some may think it was slow, I think it was mature...a mature movie about mature matters. I liked this for a change, especially in comparison to the low-IQ slapstick I had previously associated with Tyler Perry. And let me leave this little tidbit: If you, like me, happen to currently be in a similar place in life as these characters--about to make big life decisions but fear you are not making the right ones--you will doubly appreciate the meditative pace. You will appreciate the more introspective tone than is found in Perry's other movies.

The movie is not perfect, but I will give it a relatively high rating simply to combat the unfairly low rating it has as of this writing. We should applaud growth when we see it. "See it" being the operative phrase. See the movie before low-rating it. Have some integrity folks.

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