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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 race between Mr. James Brown and the Devil starts in front of the Four Queens and the Fremont Hotel. They pass both hotels several times before they make it out of Las Vegas onto the two lane road. See more »

Quotes

James Brown: Darkness is death's ignorance and the devil's time.
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BMW recommends that you always wear your seat belt. See more »

Connections

Follows Star (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Please Please
Written by James Brown & Johnny Terry
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fun(ny) stuff...

You just can't beat Gary Oldman... it's that simple. All of the BMW films are fun little romps, and this one is no exception. And as for the guy that posted before me about the explosions not making sense... It was the Devil in that amazing exploding car, so maybe you should a) suspend disbelief... or b) imagine it as if those explosions are a result of the Prince of Darkness losing a race... I mean... there is a lot of fire in Hell.

On a side note, both Brown and Manson were hilarious, and Owen was as charismatic as usual. Not to mention that I enjoyed seeing Danny Trejo in it, even though you can see him in basically every movie made in the last 10 years.

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