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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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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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Their main goal is swiping soul. See more »

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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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$16,000,000
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Barney's surname, Satin, is a play on the name Satan. See more »

Quotes

[Max sees that 'Agent Hargraves' is the old blind woman who killed him after he refused to help her cross the street]
Max Devlin: That's entrapment! It's not fair!
Barney Satin: Fair? Are you forgetting where you are?
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Dead Men Don't Die (2012) 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 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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