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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 »

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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 »

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Followed by The Escape (2016) See more »

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Cross Road Blues
Written and Performed by Robert Johnson
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Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The best short film from BMW Films so far!
21 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I watched Beat the Devil from BMW Films just minutes ago. It was released earlier today. I've been following BMW Films through all their releases. I dig them all, and I love BMW's. My favourite have been Star, featuring Madonna and the BMW M5, directed by Madonna's husband, Guy Ritchie. That was until today. This smashing new short film directed by Tony Scott is just awesome! It features the new (unreleased) BMW Z4, James Brown and Marilyn Manson. Definitively a new no. #1.


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