Mr. Deeds

Mr. Deeds (2002)

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Correction: That's the most ridiculous piece of "trivia" I've ever heard. As you yourself say "it's just an expression". It has nothing to do with his name.

Correction: If you listen closely, he says dot the t's and cross the i's.

Corrected entry: When Deeds slides down the banister, he flies off the end. If you go frame by frame, you can easily tell it is a stuntman. (00:44:40)

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Correction: According to the site rules, if it requires frame-by-frame analysis then it's not a valid mistake.

Corrected entry: If the machine employed to find Blake's closest descendant was as high-tech as all the employees said it was, why did it skip over the butler and go to Deeds? The butler is Blake's son, while Deeds is Blake's nephew. And this thing can probably read DNA samples, yes?

Correction: They probably didn't test the butler. They did not even consider him anything but a butler.

Corrected entry: When they realise there is a storm coming, you see two men sprinting down the mountain. Climbers can't do this. The air is so thin, and hard to breathe in, and the difficulty of that climb, they become so tired, that it is physically impossible to do. (00:01:40)

Correction: When climbing Everest, as I have done, you proceed incrementally up and then take long breaks for your body to become used to the new level of lower oxygen. Once you are accustomed to the thinner air, then you continue upward. Climbers who have reached the summit, will have already been well accustomed to the very thin air at that altitude (the altitude at which a commercial aircraft flies at!), and while probably wouldn't have the ability to run a marathon up there, could certainly sprint a short distance; especially considering that those who reach the Summit of Everest (not me) are usually exceptional athletes.

Michael Prete

Corrected entry: The footage that Pam presents of Deeds obviously couldn't have gotten from her camera. Notice of all the incredible angles she impossibly got, including be in two places at the tame to get two shots of one moment. The footage that she presents is the actual film part, that was shown before. This happens in the two footages she gets.

Correction: This mistake has already been submitted and corrected. As noted in the other correction the footage is not necessarily from just Pam's camera but eye witnesses sending in their footage of the incident.

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Corrected entry: When Deeds is playing tennis with Chuck he hits him lots of times. There's one time that he hits his shoulder, yet Chuck covers his throat as if the ball hit him there.

Correction: The ball DOES hit him in the throat, but the angle which it hits and bounces makes it look like it hit his shoulder.

Corrected entry: In the scenes where Deeds and "Pam" are by the water fountain and when he is walking home after her goodnight kiss, it is obviously raining outside, though they never get wet.

Correction: I believe the "rain" you are seeing is water from the fountain behind them, which is why they don't get wet.

Corrected entry: At the scene where Adam Sandler is preparing a proposal dinner in the basketball arena, he sits at the table with John Turturro and it is clear that only one of the two candles at the table is lit. Seconds later, when they stand up, both candles are lit.

Correction: Both candles are lit the entire time.

Corrected entry: When Adam Sandler finds himself at the top of the staircase, it is clear that there is no table at the bottom, but when he slides down the banister, he lands on a table that wasn't there seconds ago.

Correction: It is not clear that there isn't a table at the bottom, it just isn't in the camera view when Deeds is at the top of the stairs.

Corrected entry: When Deeds (Adam Sandler) throws the fake crook into the garbage cans, they all fall, but while Deeds is on top of the guy repeatively punching him, the cans are just magically back up again.

Correction: You can see that there are 2 cans there. One can was knocked down, the other was standing and we only see one standing.

Corrected entry: How did Emilio get the $40 billion in the end if the money was already sent to the UNCF?

Correction: The cheque was not valid, because Deeds was not the owner of the money (he wasn't the owner of the stocks and therefore had no right to sell them).


Corrected entry: Mid-way into the movie, the butler explains to the evil shareholder, that he "hails from Spain," because of a remark made by the shareholder. How could the butler know where his roots are, if is mother died when he was born, and he never knew that Preston Blake was his father?

Correction: It is possible that Blake told him where his mother was from. After all, Blake was his father.


Corrected entry: While in Deeds' home town the men from New York say that they have to have him sign some papers- dot the T's and cross the I's.

Correction: Almost certainly intentional.

Corrected entry: The first time Deeds watches the show that features him as a jerk, he gets up in bed and says "What's this?" His lips don't move when he says this.


Correction: The words, "what's this" can easily be said without moving lips. Plus, if you look at Deeds speak throughout the movie, his lips usually don't have much movement in them.

Corrected entry: When the fire rescue story is shown on the tabloid tv show, it more than once shows shots from camera angles that "Pam" could not possibly have caught with her hidden camera (one that appears to be from a neighboring building, for instance.)

Correction: Being New York City, there was probably newscameras and/or spectators with cameras, whom sent footage to the news agencies. This happens a lot. In fact, there are whole TV shows dedicated to spectator shot disasters and stunts.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Deeds is handing out pizzas with the two business men, he has 3 pizza boxes at the start. He then gives a box to the elderly women sitting on the bench. The shot changes and he has only 1 box left when he goes to help the elderly man cross the street. (00:09:40)

Correction: He could have delivered the second pizza before we see him with only one left. In fact, when he gives one of the old ladies a pizza, a second lady raises her hands as if to grab one. Perhaps one was hers and he gave it to her after that scene ended.

Corrected entry: When Deeds saves Babe ('Pam') from drowning, she just gets up and leaves as though nothing had happened. However, it's winter in New Hampshire. If this had been real life, Babe would have probably needed a trip to the hospital for frostbite and probably hypothermia as well - water at that temperature is COLD.

Correction: Actually, though being odd, sometimes water under ice is warm. Not warm like a pool, but much warmer than freezing temperature. I know this from personal experience when I put my legs through ice at about 10 degrees fahrenheit. The water was really warm underneath, even though there was a thick layer of ice.

Corrected entry: Cedar says that with the 5 million votes he controls by proxy for the investors, he now has control. If 300 million votes are 49%, 305 million is not even 50%. He could still have been voted down.

Correction: He says that 300 million votes is "over 49%", so an extra 5 million could push him over.

Corrected entry: When Deeds plays tennis with Chuck, Anderson is sitting in the umpire chair. In closeups you can see a black umbrella by Anderson, yet in wideshots the umbrella is nowhere to be seen. This happens throughout the whole scene. (00:54:05 - 00:55:50)

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Correction: This is hard to tell, but I think the umbrella seen in closeups is the green umbrella which is a bit behind Anderson.

Corrected entry: In the restaurant Deeds says to Pam, "I'll get your coat", yet they leave the restaurant without it.

Correction: When they leave, Deeds walks into John Macenroe and Pam goes to the toilet. Deeds then talks with John, and probably forgets the coat. Anyway we later see John, Deeds and Pam walk off - Deeds may still get Pam's coat, perhaps in the restaurant lobby or elsewhere.

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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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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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