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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
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Nerve Nordlinger
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Jerry Nadler
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Stanley Brock ...
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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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Diabel i Max Devlin  »

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Trivia

Writer Jimmy Sangster had originally planned for this to be a more serious addition to the horror genre, to be made for Hammer, and with Vincent Price starring. The title would have been " The Fairytale Man". See more »

Quotes

Max Devlin: [Max is giving Nerve a few pointers as to how to win the upcoming race] It's very simple. You start. You ride like a bat out of Hell and you win.
Barney Satin: [Barney shows up behind Nerve] Have you ever seen one of our bats?
Max Devlin: Uh? Scratch that. You start... and you win.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Roses And Rainbows
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Julie Budd
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Significant Disney Movie!
25 March 2001 | by (USA) – 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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