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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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Young James Brown
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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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21 November 2002 (USA)  »

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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

[doorbell buzzes]
Devil: Who's that?
Bob: It's Marilyn.
Devil: Who?
Bob: Creep from down the hall, complaining about the noise.
Devil: [suddenly nervous] Oh, tell him I'm not here. He spooks me out. He's weird.
Marilyn Manson: Can you keep it down in there? I'm trying to read, okay?
[holds up copy of Bible]
Devil: Complaining about the noise? Have you heard the racket he makes?
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BMW recommends that you always wear your seat belt. See more »

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Follows The Follow (2001) See more »

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Blood Brothers
Courtesy of Extreme Music
Luke Rowland and Joe Mazzone
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Funny stuff!
21 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

A lot of fun here about getting old. Hehehe! This short movie has a lot from music videos. Both clipping and lighting.

It is a bliss to watch. Good actors. Fast clipping and effective stops - a study in cool movies. If you want to have a good warm up you should watch this gem.

And the surrealistic race driving. It is just perfect.

Twisted humor (the devil vs. james brown? ;-) ). You can clearly see the actors had a great time doing this. Their performance shines. A good watch for those who like a little twisted, fast phased action!

10/10!


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