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The Devil and Max Devlin -- When a frequent sinner named Max Devlin dies, he goes to hell.


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6 March 1981 (USA) See more »
A new high in being lowdown. See more »
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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
Bartine Burkett ... Blind Lady #2
Rahsaan Morris ... Tremaine
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
Sheila Rogers ... Mrs. Pepper
Robert Barron ... Mr. 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

Mindy Sterling ... Fan #1 at Grammy's
Richard Lasting ... Fan #2 at Grammy's
Richard Crystal ... Award Presenter

Steve Eastin ... Larry Binder
James Almanzar ... Ticket Taker
Nick Angotti ... TV Reporter
Jackie Russell ... Carnival Kid's Mom

Gary Morgan ... Record Store D.J.
Ted Noose ... Officer

Dailey Pike ... Orderly #2
Bari Roulette ... Maid of Honor
Jan Jorden ... Woman in Lounge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Lee Byrd ... Guitar Player in Stella Summer's Band (uncredited)
Sean Kane ... Kid in playground (uncredited)

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

Mary Rodgers (screenplay)

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
Nadia .... makeup artist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
John D. Bloss .... production manager (as John Bloss)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Disney Miller .... second assistant director (as Christopher D. Miller)
Stephen McEveety .... second assistant director (as Stephen M. McEveety)
Irby Smith .... assistant director
Sound Department
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer
Willie D. Burton .... sound recordist
Ben Hendricks .... sound editor (as Ben F. Hendricks)
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
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
Mary Dye .... costumes: womens
Milton G. Mangum .... costumes: mens
Jack Sandeen .... costume supervisor
Music Department
Jack Wadsworth .... music editor
Other crew
James Tadevic .... location manager

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96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Max Devlin:What happens to the kids after I get them to sign?
Barney Satin:Nothing. We don't get them until the natural ends of their lives.
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I enjoyed this movie, 23 October 2006
Author: rebeccavincent777 from United States

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!

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