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The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  6 March 1981 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Susan Anspach ...
Penny Hart
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Toby Hart
Julie Budd ...
Stella Summers
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Big Billy Hunniker
David Knell ...
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
Reggie Nalder ...
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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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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6 March 1981 (USA)  »

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Diabel i Max Devlin  »

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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 »

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[Barney materializes to Max in the car's passenger seat while Max is driving]
Barney Satin: Mind if I join you?
Max Devlin: What are you doing here?
Barney Satin: I've never been to the Grammys.
Max Devlin: Be my guest.
Barney Satin: Goodie for me and goodie for you too. Congratulations on your engagement. When's the happy day?
Max Devlin: This Saturday, sandwiched between the first and second motos and after that, Stella's concert at the music center. I'll get her signature on her contract tonight, then Nerve's at his champion race on Thursday, and finally Toby's after ...
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Any Fool Can See
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Allee Willis
Performed by Julie Budd
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Good Family Movie
30 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can remember seeing this movie when I was a young man. It was good and wholesome. Even my parents enjoyed watching it when it came on the tube. Ms. Budd's performance is one of the highlights of this movie, along with a wonderful performance by a young Adam Rich. There is a lot of talent in this movie, which brings for fun watching over and over. Those who are looking for the: sex, murder, more sex, blood/gore, or foul language feature will probably NOT like this movie. Then again, we are not all alike, and thank God for that, but I think that many will enjoy this movie and refer it's viewing to others. When I would have school friends come to the house for a sleep over, it was always a 'must' to watch (if the friend(s) had not already seen the movie) and seemed clean and fresh with each viewing. I can't remember any of them having NOT liked it. Just to make sure it wasn't just because I was 'a kid' then, I watched it recently........ still very enjoyable.

Gene C. Baton Rouge, Louisiana


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