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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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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

Followed by The Escape (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got You I Feel Good
Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It's Easier to Beat the Devil, Than it is to beat Gary Oldman!
2 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

No matter what Gary Oldman does, he is simply the most exciting actor in the world to observe! And, not only is he marvelous as the devil in this little thriller - but he looks good enough to digest! This man can NEVER do anything wrong; Bravo to his making yet another movie HIS!


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