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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.

Director:

Steven Brill

Writers:

Clarence Budington Kelland (short story "Opera Hat"), Robert Riskin (film Mr. Deeds Goes to Town) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Longfellow Deeds
Winona Ryder ... Babe Bennett
John Turturro ... Emilio Lopez
Allen Covert ... Marty
Peter Gallagher ... Chuck Cedar
Jared Harris ... Mac McGrath
Erick Avari ... Cecil Anderson
Peter Dante ... Murph
Conchata Ferrell ... Jan
Harve Presnell ... Preston Blake
Steve Buscemi ... Crazy Eyes
Blake Clark ... Buddy Ward, Kevin's Father
John McEnroe ... John McEnroe
J.B. Smoove ... Reuben
Tom McNulty Tom McNulty ... Red Parka Man
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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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Trivia

Throughout the movie, Winona Ryder's character makes several references to the famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird. These include "falling out of Boo Radley's apple tree" and referring to her neighbor as "Mrs. Finch" and the neighbor's dog as "Atticus". See more »

Goofs

When Deeds first appears and talks with Marty about his being "sick", Marty has a Pepsi cup on a tray which changes into a beer mug during the course of the conversation. 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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Alternate Versions

DVD release contains six deleted scenes and an outtake reel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Cheek to Cheek
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Adam as Usual
29 June 2002 | by psh34See all my reviews

This is certainly an Adam Sandler movie. Doesn't stray too far from the formula.

This was a funny movie, with many, many laughs. I must say, John Tuturro (sp) stole the movie. He was just "on" through his entire part!

This is not even close to the original (thank goodness) but still an enjoyable 90+ minutes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mister Deeds See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,162,787, 30 June 2002

Gross USA:

$126,293,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,269,535
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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