MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,550 this week

The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  6 March 1981 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 803 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 7 critic

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 »

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 02 Mar 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 19 May 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 16 Feb 2012
 
a list of 349 titles
created 01 Dec 2012
 
a list of 418 titles
created 15 Dec 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)

The Devil and Max Devlin (1981) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Devil and Max Devlin.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Susan Anspach ...
Penny Hart
...
Toby Hart
Julie Budd ...
Stella Summers
...
Big Billy Hunniker
...
Nerve Nordlinger
...
Jerry Nadler
Deborah Baltzell ...
Heidi
...
Greg Weems
Jeannie Wilson ...
Laverne Hunniker
Stanley Brock ...
The Counterman
Ted Zeigler ...
Mr. Billings
Vic Dunlop ...
Brian
Reggie Nalder ...
Chairman of Devil's Council
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

soul | hell | devil | the devil | invisibility | See more »

Taglines:

Their main goal is swiping soul. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 March 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Devil and Max Devlin  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Max Devlin: Oh my God!
Barney Satin: I wish you wouldn't say that.
Max Devlin: I'm sorry!
Barney Satin: I know.
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Roses And Rainbows
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Julie Budd
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I enjoyed this movie
23 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie - The singing in the movie is wonderful and the ending song just sticks with me. It has a good soul-searching ending. I saw this movie when I was little and couldn't wait to see it again - I still loved it 15 years later! When you look back to the movies of that time, especially all the ones with Kurt Russell - this is the same sort of quality movie. You can't expect the technology of today but its good for the time. To have the comic genius of Bill Cosby, you know it has to be decent. I keep looking on You Tube for the songs that were sung. Haven't had that luck yet. It's good to see that Good always WINS!!! Another Disney Life lesson!


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Julie Budd - Any fool adaphne
Remake bigboijp
best movie they showed on disney! thedoggfather13
This movie the !@#$%^ up. michaelward15
Discuss The Devil and Max Devlin (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?