Mr. Deeds

Continuity mistake: During the apartment fire scene, when Deeds and the woman bounce on the catcher, they bounce back up - but it was just a rewind of the way down. (00:51:05)

Continuity mistake: When Pam enters the shareholder meeting, she walks up to the front, but between three shots she rewalks her same steps. You can easily tell this because she passes the same people who are sitiing down, between the shots. (01:20:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Deeds is rescuing Miss Keeling's cats, Pam is holding the one called Freddy, but when the white cat falls down, in the shot looking down, her arms are empty, and Freddy is nowhere to be seen. A few shots later, the cat is back in her arms. (00:50:25)


Continuity mistake: In the big meeting at the end, Babe (Pam) runs in, carrying some files and Preston Blake's diary. She is holding some files, and the blue file is showing. Yet moments later, between shots, the blue file jumps into the middle of the files, and now the white files are showing. (01:21:05)

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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: 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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Revealing mistake: When Deeds rescues the last cat from the fire, if you look closely, you can see the fire-proof glove he has on his hand. (00:50:45)

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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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More trivia for Mr. Deeds

Question: This is a two-part question: 1. How does Winona Ryder get hold of the journal of Sandler's uncle? 2. Why'd she dye her hair?


Answer: Babe Bennett stole Preston Blake's journal from Longfellow Deeds. As for why she dyed her hair, it was probably part of her disguise. She was a TV journalist pretending to be someone else (as Pam Dawson) so she could get a story on Longfellow.

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