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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.

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Steven Brill

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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:

Small town kid, big time right hook 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deeds See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,162,787, 30 June 2002, Wide Release

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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Trivia

The main helicopter used in the film is a Sikorsky S-92. At the time of production, the S-92 wasn't FAA certified, and didn't have much of an interior. No cast or film crew were allowed on board during operation, and all interior shots had to be faked. See more »

Goofs

When Deeds first meets John McEnroe, the label on John McEnroe's beer is visible. After they hug, the bottle has been turned so the label is no longer visible. 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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Referenced in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

You Don't Know How It Feels
Written and Performed by Tom Petty
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Gary Cooper rolls over in his grave
4 July 2002 | by clarinetsSee all my reviews

How they got THAT movie out of the beloved classic "Mr Deeds Goes to Town", I'll never know. The only similarity is in the name of the lead character.

Everybody overacted their role, and acted as stupid as possible. There wasn't enough relationship development between Winona's character and Deeds. In the *real* Mr Deeds (goes to town), the reporter and Deeds actually do establish a relationship.

Just rent or buy the real dvd to the classic movies. If you're not afraid of real movies that don't have sex, toilet jokes, animal abuse, then you'll love the real thing. This production of Mr. Deeds is a joke.

Check under "Mr Deeds Goes to Town" in imdb.


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