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The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)

 -  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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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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A new high in being lowdown. See more »

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Diabel i Max Devlin  »

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This was the first Disney film to contain swearing; the word "damn" is used, as is the phrase "son of a bitch" (albeit unfinished). See more »

Quotes

[Max sees that 'Agent Hargraves' is the old blind woman who killed him after he refused to help her cross a street]
Max Devlin: What the...? That's entrapment! It's not fair!
Barney Satin: Fair? Are you forgetting where you are?
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Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Allee Willis
Performed by Julie Budd
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25 May 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

After a promising opening ten minutes, highlighted by some good gags, this movie quickly slips into dreariness and never recovers. It's not that there's anything particularly wrong with this film, it's just that there's nothing particularly good about it either and it wastes a potentially interesting leading duo.

The best thing that can be said about it is that it's inoffensive and easy to take but it's also totally forgettable and one of the more uninventive films you're likely to come across.


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