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The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)

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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Their main goal is swiping soul. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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6 March 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Quotes

Max Devlin: [referring to Toby's sudden hostility] Some swell marriage we're gonna have! If he hates me, he'll be impossible to live with.
Barney Satin: You don't have to worry about that. The slightest hint to Agent Hargraves and it's all over. You gonna synchronize your watch?
Max Devlin: They all signed. I'm free! Aren't I?
Barney Satin: Yes, you are, but by midnight, they belong to me.
Max Devlin: Not until the natural end of their lives. That's what you said.
Barney Satin: Point of fact: I lied. I need them now.
Max Devlin: Oh, no! Barney, please! I couldn't have done it if I'd ...
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Dead Men Don't Die (2012) See more »

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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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