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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Longfellow Deeds
... Babe Bennett
... Emilio Lopez
... Marty
... Chuck Cedar
... Mac McGrath
... Cecil Anderson
... Murph
... Jan
... Preston Blake
... Crazy Eyes
... Buddy Ward, Kevin's Father
... John McEnroe
... Reuben
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 »

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Comedy | Romance

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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  »

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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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Trivia

Winona Ryder broke her arm while shooting the scene in which she and Adam Sandler ride bikes down the stairs. See more »

Goofs

In the credits, George Wallace is listed as playing the "NAACP administrator", however, his character is actually supposed to be an administrator with the United Negro College Fund. 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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Connections

References Family Affair (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Goin' Down To New York Town
Words by Adam Duritz (as Adam F. Duritz), David Gibbs and Matthew Malley (as Matt Malley)
Music by Adam Duritz (as Adam F. Duritz), David Gibbs, Dan Vickrey, David Immerglück and Steve Lillywhite
Produced by Steve Lillywhite
Performed by Counting Crows
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Not funny...
16 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about a guy named LongFellow Deeds(Adam Sandler) who inherits 40 billion dollars from his late uncle. He goes to New York to collect the money and a news reporter(Winona Ryder) want's his story(in order to keep her job). From this point it gets very silly. Adam Sandler wasn't as funny as he usually is. The story (actually a remake) is very boring and most of the jokes are old. The only actor who made me laugh was John Turturro. He plays a spanish butler with a twisted passion for feet. If you liked him in "The Big Lebowski"(as Jesus Quintana) then maybe this is a movie for you. I give this movie a 3/10.


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