Mr. Deeds

Mr. Deeds (2002)

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Factual error: At the start of the film, when they are all climbing Everest, they are all seen without ski goggles. Without these, they would go snow-blind. This is only temporary blindness, but the climbers would have been more sensible than to not wear goggles, wouldn't they? (00:01:10)

Factual error: At the start of the film, in the shots with Mount Everest, climbers aren't clipped onto fixed ropes. On all the biggest peaks on the planet, climbers will always used ropes fixed onto the mountain, and because they are attached to it, it can stop a fall. But in Mr. Deeds, this doesn't happen. (00:01:20)

Factual error: Mount Everest does not look like that nor would anyone have been able to reach the top during daylight, for the winds would be dead strong and everyone there would've been blown off the top. (00:02:00)

Factual error: When we see Deed's Uncle being lifted off the summit of Mount Everest, you see him holding onto a very spiky and rocky summit. The summit is not like this at all. It is, in fact a much rounder shape, and not rocky. It is permanently covered in snow, therefore being something your body can get around and hold onto. (00:02:05)

Deliberate mistake: Am I REALLY supposed to believe that a helicopter is capable of hovering above the top of Mt Everest? [In the DVD specials, the filmmakers say that they're absolutely aware that it's not possible for a helicopter to hover above Mt Everest. They just thought it would be a funny scene if a helicopter pulled the dead guy away from the mountain.] (00:02:15)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when Chuck enters the boardroom asking about the heir, Anderson is sitting at the big table, with loads of papers in front of him. A blue pen laying on top of the papers, yet between shots the pen magically moves underneath one of the pieces of paper. (00:03:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Chuck and Anderson first arrive at Mandrake Falls, the propeller of their plane is spinning around, yet in the next shot it has stopped. Although you can't see the actual propeller, this can easily be confirmed by the still shadow of the propellers. (00:05:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Chuck and Anderson first arrive at Mandrake Falls, Murph approaches them asking "Are you Guys lost?" After he asks this, between shots, the way Chuck's scarf is hanginag round his neck keeps changes. In one wideshot most of the purple side of the scarf is showing, yet in the next shot the red side of the scarf is only showing and the purple is all hidden etc. (00:05:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Murph first meets Chuck and Anderson, he drops his toy plane on the grass. The toy plane appears in his hand near the end of their conversation. (00:05:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the pizza place, Deeds is talking to Chuck, then there is a closeup of Murph cheering "Deeds, Deeds, Deeds!" When Murph cheers, he has a Budweiser in his left hand, yet when it changes to a wideshot his hands are empty. (00:08:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Deeds meets the three old women on the bench, the woman farthest to the right in the orange coat has her hands empty, yet when the shot changes she has a cup of tea in her hands. The tea then disappears in the next shot. (00:09:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Deeds meets the three elderly woman on the bench, Kitty (the woman in the middle) goes from having her hands up by her chest, to having them in her lap, instantly, between shots. (00:09:20)

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Audio problem: When Deeds delivers the pizzas to the three old woman sitting on the bench, you hear the voice of one of them saying "Yummy, yummy!" Yet none of the woman's mouths move to that sentence. (00:09:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Deeds is walking and talking with Chuck and Anderson, Deeds spots Mr. Wetherley slowly walking along the street. Deeds then runs over to him, and offers him a 'lift.' Wetherley is walking past a shop, and there is a bench outside the shop with a little black litter bin beside it. The distance between the bench and the bin changes three/four times between shots. (00:10:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Wetherley walks off, after Deeds gives him a 'lift', Chuck is standing to the right of Anderson. Shot changes, and he is by Anderson's left. (00:10:30)

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Continuity mistake: During the scene in which the homeless character portrayed by Steve Buscemi is having a conversation with Longfellow, he is eating a slice of his favourite pizza; French Fries & Oreos. In shot in the scene Buscemi takes a bite out of the slice of pizza, and there is one Oreo on the slice, toward the front of it. Then the shot goes to Longfellow for a moment, and in the next shot of Buscemi, the Oreo is suddenly at the other end of the slice. The Oreo continues moving from the front to the back of the slice throughout the scene. (00:11:25)

Continuity mistake: The pizza slice Crazy Eyes is eating while talking to Deeds through the jail window changes how much is left. In one shot, the pizza has one bite out, then it's nearly all gone, then it's nearly a whole slice, etc. (00:11:25)

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Continuity mistake: Deeds hands Crazy Eyes the french fries and Oreo pizza in the box. The shot cuts to Cedar and Cecil for two seconds but when the shot cuts back to Crazy Eyes, the slice of pizza is already in his hand. No way could he have opened the box, took out the slice and have it in his hands in just two seconds. (00:11:45)

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Audio problem: When Deeds says "Wow, I'm going to be the first person to leave here since Jimmy McNally went to Disney world", his mouth is out of sync when he says it. (00:12:25)

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Audio problem: When Deeds is leaving Mandrake Falls, headed for New York, Anderson chucks a chicken out the plane and Deeds says to the chicken "Take it easy!" His mouth doesn't move correctly to this though. (00:12:40)

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Murph: Hey look, Deeds is hanging out with John McEnroe.
Crazy Eyes: I love The Beach Boys.

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Trivia: When Pam tells Deeds she 'fell out of Boo Radley's apple tree', it's taken from 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' (00:46:35)

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