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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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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 »

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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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Dies Irae-Requiem
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Conducted by Gregor Narholz (as G.F. Narholz)
Courtesy of Associated Production Music L.L.C.
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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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