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Decades ago, the legendary James Brown sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune. Now he wishes to renegotiate. Hired to take Mr. Brown to a rendezvous with the devil (Gary Oldman), the driver soon finds himself entangled in fiendish plans. Written by Anonymous

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When the Trans Am is beginning the race, it has a customized exhaust system with nitrous activated, shooting flames out of the back of the car. When it flips in the air, it has a regular exhaust and no nitrous activated. See more »

Quotes

James Brown: Traded the sunrise for the sunset. That's what I did.
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BMW recommends that you always wear your seat belt. See more »

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Follows Hostage (2002) See more »

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Cross Road Blues
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Funny stuff!
21 May 2004 | by (Bergen, Norway) – See all my reviews

A lot of fun here about getting old. Hehehe! This short movie has a lot from music videos. Both clipping and lighting.

It is a bliss to watch. Good actors. Fast clipping and effective stops

  • a study in cool movies. If you want to have a good warm up you should


watch this gem.

And the surrealistic race driving. It is just perfect.

Twisted humor (the devil vs. james brown? ;-) ). You can clearly see the actors had a great time doing this. Their performance shines. A good watch for those who like a little twisted, fast phased action!

10/10!


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