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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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Goofs

When they begin the street race, the Trans Am shoots flames out the back as though nitrous was already activated, but in the next shot, the flames aren't shooting out the back until nitrous is activated. 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 »

Connections

References Angel Heart (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Super Bad Super Slick
Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The best short film from BMW Films so far!
21 November 2002 | by (Stavanger, Norway) – 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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