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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), ... See full summary »

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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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The Hire: Beat the Devil  »

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During the street race, the Driver shifts from 2nd to 3rd, then to 4th and then re-shifts to 4th from 3rd when James Brown tells him to "get down and go for it!" See more »

Quotes

[doorbell buzzes]
Devil: Who's that?
Bob: It's Marilyn.
Devil: Who?
Bob: Creep from down the hall, complaining about the noise.
Devil: [suddenly nervous] Oh, tell him I'm not here. He spooks me out. He's weird.
Marilyn Manson: Can you keep it down in there? I'm trying to read, okay?
[holds up copy of Bible]
Devil: Complaining about the noise? Have you heard the racket he makes?
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BMW recommends that you always wear your seat belt. See more »

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Follows Ambush (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine)
Written by James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ron Lenhoff (as Ronald Lenhoff)
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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25 May 2003 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Another episode in The Hire-series. It looks different from what we have seen so far but again it is pretty good. James Brown as himself sells his soul to the devil, a great performance by Gary Oldman. The Driver has to race the devil and his driver, played by Danny Trejo. If he wins James Brown gets another 50 years to live. Clive Owen stars as the driver again and there is a nice ending with Marilyn Manson.


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