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Mr. Deeds

Mr. Deeds had a great opening weekend, with a $37.2 Million debut the weekend of June 28 - June 30. And since then, it's continued to do well, earning over $5 Million each day on July 1 and July 2, beating out Spielberg's Minority Report and Lilo and Stitch.

There is a lot competition coming up this 4th of July weekend, with Men in Black II debuting, but hopefully Mr. Deeds will hold up. (7/3)

Here's an interesting story from Dennis, who watched Mr. Deeds being filmed in New Milford, CT, where he lives.

Adam Sandler in Mr. Deeds"I didn't get a chance to meet Peter Gallagher, but I did manage to stumble upon Peter Dante (who plays Murph, in Mr. Deeds). He was talking to a few people in the parking lot, and I didn't even realize who he was until I got to talking to him for a minute. I guess it was his normal and natural appearance outside of acting that confused me. I met him again the next day coming out of a Chinese restaraunt, and he actually remembered me from the night before.

I also waited in line to get Adam's autograph, but the line was so long and my 3 year old boy was getting tired. So I stood outside the line and was holding my boy up for one last look, when I said, "First timer here, do the right thing," right out of Big Daddy, and sure enough, the bodyguard cleared a path and let my boy and I right in front."

Thanks, Dennis! (6/24)

For you New York fans, Peter will be appearing on WPIX-TV's Morning News in a taped interview on Friday, June 28, 2002, talking about Mr. Deeds. (6/24)

Peter in Mr. Deeds

Mr. Deeds is being released in the United States this coming Friday, June 28, 2002. From the HBO First Look special, check out the Mr. Deeds Photo Gallery. (6/23)

Peter on Conan

Peter was a guest on the Conan O'Brien show on November 1, 2001 and just recently, on June 22, 2002.

You can read a transcript of these interviews, right here, click on the photo or the date to read the transcript. (6/23)

Peter on Conan

Peter on Conan 11/1/01

And also, check out the 6/22 Conan Photo Gallery and the 11/1 Conan Photo Gallery. (6/23)

Peter on Conan 6/22/02

Peter is currently filming a new movie in Toronto, Ontario, Canada called How to Deal. (filming begins June 24, 2002) Also starring Mandy Moore and Allison Janney, Peter recently said on the Conan show that he plays the role of the Moore character's father. Check the Upcoming section for more details! (6/23)

Peter in Gillian

All new, is the To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Photo Gallery.

This gallery uses the DVD as the source of the photos, and it's an improvement over the earlier photo gallery. Plus, there's lot's more of them! (6/18)

Peter in The Last Debate

The Last Debate will be released on VHS on July 23, 2002. Initially, the video is priced for rental but that price should be reduced to a sell-through price within six months, if it follows typical patterns.

Or, even better, maybe they'll release it on DVD! (6/18)

High Spirits

More DVD News!

High Spirits has been released on Region 1 DVD. You can order the DVD at either Amazon or DVD Empire. (6/7)

Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina

Buena Vista Home Entertainment will be releasing The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina on Region 1 DVD on August 6, 2002.

You can pre-order the DVD at Amazon or DVD Empire.

It's sure great to see more of Peter's movies coming out on DVD! (6/7)

PerfumePeter's 2001 movie Perfume never received a theatrical release, but it has been released on Region 1 DVD. You can order the DVD at DVD Empire or at Amazon.

Also, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday is now available on DVD as well at DVD Empire and Amazon. (5/9)

The Tony awards have been announced and Noises Off garnered two of them! The play, itself was nominated in the category Best Revival of a Play, and Katie Finneran was nominated in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play category.

No noms for Peter, unfortunately, but we certainly wish those nominated good luck! (5/7)

The release of Mr. Deeds is rapidly approaching on June 28. Check out the third trailer on the Apple web site. (5/3)

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday is coming to Region 1 DVD on May 7, 2002. You can pre-order the DVD from Amazon or from DVD Empire.

The only upsetting thing is that according to DVDFile.com, the DVD will not be released in it's original aspect ratio, only in Full Frame. Hey, Columbia/TriStar what's up with that? Well, maybe that will change before May 7. (3/18)

The movie trailer for Mr. Deeds is available on the Apple web site, in the Quicktime format. The trailer is great, featuring some wonderful footage of Peter in the opening moments. The Sony Official Mr Deeds web site features some additional TV spots in Real Player and Windows Media Player format, but they don't show much of Peter. (3/16)

Noises Off is proving to be a great success, on Broadway. And one lucky fan got to actually meet Peter, in person!!!

Stephanie and her boyfriend, who traveled from Virginia to NYC to see the show, had the opportunity to meet Peter after the performance. Stephanie reports that Peter is just as nice and handsome as she ever imagined! She also had the chance to meet and talk with Faith Prince (who also starred with Peter in the Broadway adaption of Guys and Dolls) and both Faith and Peter signed her program. Click here to see another photo of Peter and Stephanie.

You're one lucky woman, Stephanie! (12/20)

Peter and Stephanie
Feast of all Saints

Feast of all Saints was broadcast on Showtime last month and Showtime sponsored an on-line chat with Peter. You can read the transcript of the chat right here! (12/18)

The reviews of Noises Off are coming in and they seem to all be spectacular! Here is just a sampling of the reviews to date. I'll be adding more as I find them. (11/8)

New York Times (registration required) (11/02)

A Voyage to Hilarity

Tufts University E-News (10/31)

Bringing Shallow Characters to Life

Peter was a guest on the Today show on October 31, 2001, promoting Noises Off. It was really a great interview, they gave a brief recap of his extensive career and we even got to see a few of his scenes from the play.

It's sure great to see him back in the public eye. It was truly a delightful interview. If you missed it, here is a transcript of the interview. (11/8)

Peter on Today
Noises Off

Noises Off is just ending its' preview run on Broadway and officially opens on November 1. Our roving correspondent, Fred, had a chance to attend one of these previews and checks in with this report:

Noises Off is a hysterical and hilarious farce about a theater company in England trying to put on a show. It is so fast paced and fast moving that you can't even catch your breath between laughs. And right now, it's just what the doctor ordered.

The plot develops all over the theater. The director, played by Peter Gallagher, is often sitting in the audience or running through the aisles to come up on stage with his actors. The stars on stage are all uniformly excellent running the gamut of emotions, with Patti Lupone a standout as a ditzy maid in the show being put on and a tempermental star in the show we are watching. Faith Prince is also memorable as one of the actors and her expressions are always extremely funny. But it is really Peter Gallagher whose energy is boundless that keeps it going at a fervent pitch. He can be alternately charming and obnoxious without losing the audience. Just bordering on sleazy as the director who is fooling around with two women at once, he retains enough charm so that you can see why these two women want him so badly.

The sets, the music and the dialogue are also first rate. Everyone has a chance to shine. If you are in New York while this show is running I cannot think of a better way to forget life's hardships and really have a good laugh. I laughed so hard I actually had a pain in my side. The audience felt the same as I did. At several points the laughter was so roaringly loud the actors had to just wait to continue. Laughter really is the best medicine and Noises Off is just what the doctor ordered. (By Fred 10/28)

Feast of all Saints

The mini-documentary on Feast of All Saints that aired on Showtime on October 19 is really quite interesting. Here is a photo gallery of images of Peter from the special.

If you missed it this time, it will be airing again on Showtime on October 28, 2001 at 9:15 PM. (10/22)

Feast of all SaintsThere is finally a confirmed release date for Feast of all Saints. According to the Showtime web site, Part I of Feast is set to be broadcast on Showtime East on November 11, 2001 at 8:00 PM and on SHO Women East on November 13, 2001 at 3:55 PM. Part II of Feast is scheduled on Showtime East on November 12, 2001 at 8:00 PM and on SHO Women East on November 13, 2001 at 5:40 PM.

In addition, there's a 20 minute behind-the scenes documentary entitled Anne Rice: The Making of Feast of all Saints that aired on Friday, October 19, 2001 and will air again on October 28, 2001 at 9:15 PM. (10/18)

One lucky fan has already had the opportunity to see Peter's new Broadway play, Noises Off. Jaymie Virok checks in with this report:

"Hi! I saw the first of the previews last night on Broadway for Noises Off. This is one of my favorite productions, and he was WONDERFUL!! If you sit in the Orchestra, you have a great seat, because he walks up and down the aisle (more towards the front). Nonetheless, it was wonderful --- all got standing ovations!" Sounds great! (10/18)

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