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With more chutzpah than money (and he's got $40 billion), Sandler plays the must miss Deeds of this joyless remake's title. Longfellow Deeds is an owner of a New Hampshire pizza joint and aspiring greeting card poet (gag) before learning of a multi-billion dollar inheritance that gives him control of a mammoth media company. Gallagher is the slimy CEO who secretly wants hayseed Deeds to disappear back to the boonies, while Ryder is tabloid reporter/love interest Babe Bennett, out to dupe man-child Deeds for a sensational story. Turturro, as Deeds' sneaky butler is the sole comic relief, while Buscemi does his best Marty Feldman to no avail. Paired with the much-better-by-comparison "Little Nicky," Sandler's schtick is wearing thin.

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Available on Running time 97 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Slob Comedy, Front Page, Kindness of Strangers, Inheritance, Top Grossing Films of 2002
Screenplay
Tim Herlihy
Cast
Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Peter Gallagher, Steve Buscemi, Jared Harris, Allen Covert, Erik Avari, Peter Dante, Conchata Ferrell, Harve Presnell, Blake Clark, JB Smoove, Rob Schneider
Cinematography
Peter Lyons Collister
Director
Steven Brill
Music
Teddy Castellucci
Other
John McEnroe, Felipe Borrero, Michael Dilbeck, Jeff Gourson, Stephen McCabe, Stephen H. Carter, Ellen Lutter, Perry Andelin Blake
Producer
Sid Ganis, Jack Giarraputo, New Line Cinema, Happy Madison Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

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Nicholle

That would be nice to be in Longfellow Deeds shoes. Longfellow doesn’t have much money and owns a pizza restaurant. He finds out that he’s inherited of $40 billion dollars from his uncle. He moves and finds out that some people want him out of the picture so they could have Deeds fortune. A crooked CEO wants the money so bad that he will do anything. Meanwhile, a tabloid magazine wants more insight in the situation. Bennet, a reporter for the magazine, starts dating Longfellow to get information from him. Longfellow is getting sick and tired of everybody trying to hurt him so comes up with a plan of his own.

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Stacey

Mr. Deeds came out in the year 2002 and has a running time of 97 minutes. Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder star in this fun comedy. Mr. Deeds is about a wealthy man, Preston Blake, who dies and has no close family to leave his belongings too. Who does he leave his things and estate too? He leaves it to a distant relative, Deeds (Sandler), who is a goofy guy from a small town. Deeds inherits $40 billion dollars. He heads to New York City where he meets Blakes former associates. Meanwhile, the two associates are trying to figure out a way to take the fortune. At the same time, Mac Mcgrath, a producer of a tabloid magazine wants to get the scoop on the situation. So he sends in a reporter with the name Bennet (Ryder) to win him over so she can get the scoop. Deeds later becomes humiliated due to Bennets articles, Deeds decides to take things in his own hands.