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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.
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Release Date:
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:

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)
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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
Karen A. Felix .... property master
Damon Fishback II .... propmaker
Seth Gardner .... propmaker
Rachel Goodman .... set decoration buyer
Rob Hamby .... propmaker
Trent Hevener .... propmaker
Sean Ryan Jennings .... set designer
Kime Kirkpatrick .... art assistant (as Kime Harless)
Eliot Levin .... props
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 .... 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)
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
Denny Mooradian .... gaffer
Chad Oliver .... digital imaging technician
Charles Praileau .... key rigging grip
Kenny Rivenbark .... libra operator
Schenley V. Sargusingh .... electrician
Alexander G. Smith .... lighting technician
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
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
Lewis Jones Jr. .... driver
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
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
Emily Rice .... post production accountant
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)
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)
Eli Davis .... special thanks

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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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Actresses Thandie Newton and Rebecca Romijn were born on the exact same day: 06. November 1972 - this is their first movie together.See more »
Continuity: When Wesley and Walter first pull into the parking garage and Lindsey is in the reserved parking spot, the sign says Reserved for Wesley Deeds. All the other times (including later in the same scene) it was something more generic.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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A "slice of life" opera, 20 May 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

I think it took me till Tyler Perry's Good Deeds to discover what Tyler Perry does best with and that is showing relationships evolve from mutual acquaintances into something that doesn't always channel deep, romantic feelings. Perry pulls a nice trick here, leading you down the path with the impending notion that Good Deeds will turn into a redundant, foreseeable romantic drama between two people of different social classes, but the way it develops into a genial and sincere parable on life and helping someone from a different position in life is kind of nice.

This time the story concerns wealthy businessman Wesley Deeds (Perry), who has not only inherited his father's software company but just about every convention, mannerism, and habit his father picked up in life. He has become so commonplace in his behavior and predictable in his drive and actions that his fiancée Natalie (Gabrielle Union) states she could "set her watch by Wesley." One day, Wesley abruptly meets Lindsey Wakefield (Thandie Newton), a stressed single mother who works as a janitor for the company, when she parks in Wesley's parking space in a rush to pick up her check from the company. Wesley, at the time, is accompanied by his ticking-time-bomb of a brother Walter (Brian J. White), who attempts to force Lindsey out of the space by calling a tow truck. Out of pure compassion and sympathy, Wesley lets this instance slide.

Wesley begins to become closer to Lindsey but not in the usual sense. More or less, he tries to understand her societal position and achieve something of cultural relativism or "walking in someone's shoes," so the cliché goes. He lends a hand to Lindsey and her six year old daughter, trying to keep both of them calm in a time of uncertainty. It's not just that the film does well but the way it handles complex issues and shows the bitter, unfortunate reality of a bad situation.

Take, for example, the scene when Lindsey's daughter is about to be taken away by child services when they discover that Lindsey is barely living paycheck-to-paycheck and doesn't have a stable place to live. Her daughter is in tears when she is about to be taken by the officers and despite her mother's reassurance that, for the time being, this is in her best interest, she feels abandoned and helpless. While all of this is happening, Wesley stands passively by, but clearly seems scarred and rocked by the issue. It is this scene that shows he is finally coming out of his well-to-do, corporate bubble and seeing that had his father been, for the lack of a better term, another poor black man, his childhood could've been as heartbreaking and as unforgiving as Lindsey's daughter.

Perry has grown on me overtime to say the least. I found his film Diary of a Mad Black Woman to be obnoxious and overblown and his Madea's Witness Protection to be abysmal. When Perry wears his own, distinguished wardrobe, or conducts business with characters that aren't leaning or adopting advice from a gargantuan ogre with an attitude problem, he is, for the most part, a filmmaker that achieves passable quality. Good Deeds is his strongest work next to Daddy's Little Girls. The commonality between both projects his their uninterrupted human focus and their "slice of life" depictions of realistic issues.

I find myself appreciating the way the mawkish material was handled in Good Deeds more-so than writing it off as stale, manipulative-fare which is sort of what this is. However, Perry finds the right tonality and manages to make it work for the entire one-hundred and ten minutes of the film. Perhaps it's a bit overlong, perhaps it's a bit underwritten, and perhaps Perry is giving a rendition of drama with the same kinds of plot-points he put to use before. I really couldn't notice.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Gabrielle Union, Thandie Newton, and Brian J. White. Directed by: Tyler Perry.

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