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Beat the Devil (2002)

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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Goofs

When they begin the street race, the Trans Am shoots flames out the back as though nitrous was already activated, but in the next shot, the flames aren't shooting out the back until nitrous is activated. See more »

Quotes

[Flirting with the driver]
Devil: Well, you don't like, girls, do ya?
Driver: I do, actually.
[pause]
Devil: Really? That's awful. You don't know what you're missing.
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Crazy Credits

BMW recommends that you always wear your seat belt. See more »

Connections

Featured in Bounty Hunting on Acid: Tony Scott's Visual Style (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Kuba Mambo
from Ed Wood (1994) Soundtrack
Composed by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as Perez Prado)
Courtesy of Touchstone Pictures & Hollywood Records
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Truly hilarious..
14 May 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is a very amusing piece which is quite a bit out of the ordinary. It makes you think a lot about certain scenes of Natural Born Killers and U-Turn - and if you can actually make it in the world of show business without having to sell your soul... well, only few knows, I suppose... A very decent picture, but the total and absolute best part of the picture is a short appearance by shock rocker #1 Marilyn Manson in the end. The Devil himself, in the shape of Gary Oldman, saying "It's that creepy guy from downstairs..."...I recommend this little piece, it's downright hilarious.... even if you're a poor little sod who's NOT into Marilyn Manson ;-)


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