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The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)

Max, a dead corrupt businessman, makes a Faustian pact with Satan's henchman to drive three people to Hell in exchange for longer life. Soon Max realizes that there still may be good in him.

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Cast

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Penny Hart
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Toby Hart
Julie Budd ...
Stella Summers
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Big Billy Hunniker
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Nerve Nordlinger
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Jerry Nadler
Deborah Baltzell ...
Heidi
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Greg Weems
Jeannie Wilson ...
Laverne Hunniker
Stanley Brock ...
The Counterman
Ted Zeigler ...
Mr. Billings
Vic Dunlop ...
Brian
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Chairman of Devil's Council
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Storyline

When Max dies in an accident, he goes straight to hell. But the devil Barney makes him an offer: if he manages to get three innocent youths to sell him their souls in the next two months, he may stay on earth. Max accepts, and returns to earth, equipped with special powers. However his task is harder than expected, especially when 7 years old Tobi demands that he marry his mother. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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When you deal with the devil somebody's bound to get burned. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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6 March 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diabel i Max Devlin  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the UK 'video nasty' scare of the 1980's anti-censorship journalist Liam T. Sanford wrote a false letter petitioning against this film to the Police Watch Committee, claiming the movie to be 'sick and horrific', in an attempt to discredit local police forces and expose their lack of film knowledge. Sure enough the film was briefly seized by officers from video retailers before being hastily returned to the shelves. See more »

Quotes

Barney Satin: What about my contracts?
Max Devlin: So that's what this is all about?
Barney Satin: Yes. My associates are getting a little itchy.
Max Devlin: I don't care! I got until midnight, May 15th. That's our deal. Look, I'm... I'm telling you. I'm trying to get these people so hooked on me, they'll sign anything. That takes time. Now, if I go too fast, I'm liable to blow the whole deal!
Barney Satin: I like your style, Max. You're a devious fellow.
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Dad (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Any Fool Can See
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Allee Willis
Performed by Julie Budd
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Significant Disney Movie!
25 March 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The really significant part of this movie has nothing to do with the players, but the producers. This is the FIRST ever PG movie released by Disney - after almost 35 years a G-only releases.

I saw this movie as a kid. It had a catchy song - slightly memorable plot and ... well not much else. Not horrible or good. OK.

Sadly, as Disney movies go - you'll notice on the DVD cover - no mention of Disney. Professionals admit their mistakes, are humble in their successes and remain proud about the rest. Walt Disney would have. Eisner doesn't.


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