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Writers:
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Jimmy Sangster (story) ...
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Release Date:
6 March 1981 (USA) See more »
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A new high in being lowdown. See more »
Plot:
When Max dies in an accident, he goes straight to hell. But the devil Barney makes him an offer: if... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Comedian Dunlop Dies
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Retro Review 1981: The Devil and Max Devlin
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Wants to Be Funny, But Fails in Its Attempt. See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Elliott Gould ... Max Devlin

Bill Cosby ... Barney Satin
Susan Anspach ... Penny Hart

Adam Rich ... Toby Hart
Julie Budd ... Stella Summers

Sonny Shroyer ... Big Billy Hunniker

David Knell ... Nerve Nordlinger

Chuck Shamata ... Jerry Nadler
Deborah Baltzell ... Heidi

Ronnie Schell ... Greg Weems
Jeannie Wilson ... Laverne Hunniker
Stanley Brock ... The Counterman
Ted Zeigler ... Mr. Billings
Vic Dunlop ... Brian
Reggie Nalder ... Chairman of Devil's Council

Lillian Müller ... Veronica (Devil Council)
Julie Parrish ... Sheila
Sally Marr ... Mrs. Gormley
Madelyn Cates ... Mrs. Trent
Stu Gilliam ... Orderly #1

Denise DuBarry ... Stella's Secretary
Helene Winston ... Agent Hargraves
Susan Tolsky ... Nerve's Mom
Vernon Weddle ... Justice of the Peace
Ernest Harada ... Motorcycle Scout #1

Bill Saito ... Motorcycle Scout #2
Gustaf Unger ... Gregory (Devil Council)
Bertil Unger ... Julian (Devil Council)
Joseph Burke ... Steven (Devil Council)
Tak Kubota ... Bruce (Devil Council)

Army Archerd ... Himself
Ruth Manning ... Mrs. Davis
Adam Farrar ... Kid at Carnival (as Adam Starr)
Charles Courtland ... Jock #1 (as Chip Courtland)
Rene Lamart ... Jock #2
Mark Andrews ... Jock #3
Teri Landrum ... Susie
Tracie Savage ... Pammy
Nancy Bond ... Mrs. Minushkin
Robert Barron ... Mr. Pepper
Sheila Rogers ... Mrs. Pepper
Peter Renaday ... Studio Engineer (as Pete Renaday)
Albert Able ... M.C. Announcer
Roger Price ... Old Man
Robert S. Telford ... Camper Owner
Wally K. Berns ... Fan at Party
Richard Lasting ... Fan #2 at Grammy's

Mindy Sterling ... Fan #1 at Grammy's
Richard Crystal ... Award Presenter

Steve Eastin ... Larry Binder
James Almanzar ... Ticket Taker
Nick Angotti ... TV Reporter

Gary Morgan ... Record Store D.J.
Jackie Russell ... Carnival Kid's Mom
Ted Noose ... Officer
Jan Jorden ... Woman in Lounge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bartine Burkett ... An Angel (uncredited)
Sean Kane ... Kid in playground (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Hilliard Stern 
 
Writing credits
Mary Rodgers (story) and
Jimmy Sangster (story)

Mary Rodgers 

Produced by
Jerome Courtland .... producer
Ron Miller .... executive producer
Steven Hilliard Stern .... producer
 
Original Music by
Buddy Baker 
 
Cinematography by
Howard Schwartz 
 
Film Editing by
Ray de Leuw  (as Raymond A. de Leuw)
 
Art Direction by
Leon Harris  (as Leon R. Harris)
John B. Mansbridge 
 
Set Decoration by
Norman Rockett 
Roger M. Shook 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Gloria Montemayor .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
John D. Bloss .... production manager (as John Bloss)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Disney Miller .... assistant director
Stephen McEveety .... assistant director
Irby Smith .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer
Willie D. Burton .... sound recordist
Ben Hendricks .... sound editor
Allen Hurd .... sound
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Art Cruickshank .... special effects
Gary D'Amico .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects
Mike Reedy .... special effects technician
Ken Speed .... special effects
Hans Metz .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
David Mattingly .... matte artist
Sam Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Clarke Coleman .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunt coordinator
Richard Epper .... stunt double
Alan Gibbs .... stunt coordinator
Gary Hymes .... stunt performer
Steve Walters .... stunt performer
 
Casting Department
Tina Real .... extras casting: local
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Sandeen .... costume supervisor
 
Other crew
James Tadevic .... location manager
 

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96 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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:
Barney Satin:What about my contracts?
Max Devlin:So, this is what that stunt back there was all about?
Barney Satin:Yes. My associates on the counsel are getting a little itchy. Why has not one subject signed their souls yet?
Max Devlin:I don't care! I got until midnight on May 15. That's our deal. Look, I'm trying to get these people so hooked on me that they'll sign anything, but it takes time. If I go too fast, I'm libel to blow the whole deal!
Barney Satin:I like your style, Max. You're a devious fellow.
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Wants to Be Funny, But Fails in Its Attempt., 20 July 2002
Author: tfrizzell from United States

Elliott Gould dies in an accident and goes straight to hell to meet the devil himself (Bill Cosby), but that is not the end. Gould makes a deal to get out of hell by going back to Earth to get the souls of three young people in this would-be-comedy that is just not funny. Cosby is not on screen enough to even make a lasting impression and it is up to Gould and some sub-par young actors to carry the project. Gould does do his best, but all in all the film is just a project that wants to entertain and provide messages to its audience and failed to do either of those things. An odd production from the Disney studios. 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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