Mr. Deeds

Continuity mistake: When Deeds enters Madison Square Garden, he walks past two chefs who have a food trolley in front of them. One of the chefs lifts the lid of the trolley to reveal chicken parmesan. But as the chef lifts the lid, between shots it switches from him opening it with his right hand to his left hand. Also when it switches to him opening it with his left hand, he also acquires a silk handkerchief in his hand too. (01:04:35)

Continuity mistake: When Deeds enters the basketball stadium, where the romantic dinner is being held (prior to the rehersal), he walks into the stadium twice. You see him walking in down the entrance, past the chairs, then you see him fully walk onto the basketball court. In the next shot, he is still walking down the entrance, past the chairs. You can also tell, because he walks past the old man twice. (01:04:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Babe (Pam) is telling Mac that's she's in love with Deeds, Mac is sitting in a chair, and on the desk to the right of him are some papers, a file and a pencil. During the conversation, the papers and file change their position and the pencil vanishes. (01:02:55)

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Continuity mistake: As Wynona Rider is reading the diary, her hair changes. The hair is parted on one side and then it switches to the other.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Deeds is delivering pizzas while walking down the street with Anderson and Chuck, the last pizza he delivers to "Crazy Eyes" obviously is a large, but apparently changes to a small when Deeds slides it to him through the jail bars.

Continuity mistake: When Deeds and Chuck Cedar are playing tennis, the guy who handed Chuck a tennis ball keeps switching from one side of the net to the other, between different shots.

Continuity mistake: When Pam and Deeds are sitting at the water fountain, Pam's little camera appears and disappears a few times between shots. (00:46:10 - 00:48:25)

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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 walks into the big meeting and Chuck says he has no right to speak, Deeds say he has bought one share in Blake Media. Deeds is holding a piece of paper, and between shots, the way he holds the paper changes. (01:17:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Deeds is in the pizza place before he finds out about his inheritance, Murph is standing there with him holding a blue Pepsi cup. It switches to Deeds then when it is back on Murph, he is holding a beer mug and he continues to hold this throughout the scene.

Continuity mistake: The cats falling from the burning building change color from the time the hit the trampoline to when they reach their final destination.

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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Continuity mistake: After Freddy, the first cat, lands in Pam's arms, she yells, "Good throw, Deeds". In the following shot, before Deeds rescues the other cats from the fire, the policeman on the left can be seen holding and stroking a different cat. (00:49:50)


Continuity mistake: The second cat that Deeds rescues is a gray and black tabby with white paws, but when it is about to hit the catcher, it's turned into a ginger cat. When a man comes out of the manhole with the cat in his arms, it's a gray and white tabby with dark paws. (00:49:50)


Continuity mistake: When Deeds is rescuing the cats from the fire, one of them is all white, but after the last one, Fifi, emerges from the water bucket, a woman in the background can be seen holding a white cat with black ears and tail. (00:50:55)


Continuity mistake: When Deed rescues Coretta Keeling after saving all seven cats, in several shots a fireman can be seen holding a gray cat, which wasn't among the cats being rescued earlier. (00:51:00)


Continuity mistake: When Deeds is climbing up the pole to get to the woman's window because her flat is on fire, he puts his left leg on the top of the traffic light twice. (00:48:45)

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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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Continuity mistake: After being heartbroken by Pam, Deeds goes home to his pizza shop, and he rips off his greeting cards from the wall. Between two shots he rips the same load of cards off twice. (01:09:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Deeds punches the quarterback in Chuck's office, the quarterback falls to the floor and lands by a carpet, but isn't laying on it. Yet in the following closeup, he is laying on the carpet. (00:24:15)

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Other mistake: Near the end of the movie, directly after Deeds pulls Babe out of the ice cold water, is it just me or is her Old-Navy-type jacket still dry? (It still looks light colored and fuzzy) Should it not be wet considering her whole body was just in water? (01:14:25)

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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: While Deeds is saving the cats, and at the end of the film, Rob Schneider makes a cameo as Nazo from Big Daddy.

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Question: What does Babe mean when she says "our sense of ironic detachment" (stating that Deeds doesn't share it)?

Answer: Irony is basically the opposite of expectation, whether it be intentional or not. Ex. A children's party clown is diagnosed with clinical depression - ironic, because that's the opposite of what you'd expect. People who are purposely ironic are often that way because they either are overly pretentious or just don't care. Detachment is typically being purposely removed, overly objective or aloof from a situation or even life in general. Ex. A jaded individual who doesn't like to do things most people enjoy because he finds it tedious or pointless. In this context, it appears Babe is trying to imply that as glorified gossip-pushers, she and her boss are badly disconnected from the norm and are jaded, to the point they generally no longer actually care about people or stories - they're just in it for money and exposure. Whereas Deeds is a genuinely good guy who doesn't buy into this way of thinking/living.

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