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Devil (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  17 September 2010 (USA)
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A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Markowitz (as Josh Peace)
Elsa Nahai
Rudy Webb ...
Old Janitor
Craig Eldridge ...


In Philadelphia, Detective Bowden is still grieving for his wife and son, killed in a hit-and-run five years ago. When someone jumps from a skyscraper onto a truck, Bowden is sent to investigate. Meanwhile, five strangers are trapped in an elevator in the building where the jumper committed suicide. The communication radio in the elevator is broken but the guards, Lustig and Ramirez, observe the individuals via CCTV as events unfold. Tensions run high among those trapped, so Lustig calls the police and Detective Bowden assumes the case. Without being able to contact the individuals, he tries to work out who they are, but he can only account for four of them. Time is running out for the occupants of the elevator, as Bowden realizes he has to get them out quickly. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Five strangers trapped. One of them is not what they seem. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Demon  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,289,375 (USA) (17 September 2010)


$33,583,175 (USA) (12 November 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first movie in The Night Chronicles trilogy, which involves the supernatural within modern urban society. See more »


When the crashed car with the cop's family is shown, the kid was thrown through the windshield (there is a hole), although the car was hit on its side. See more »


[first lines]
Ramirez: [voiceover] When I was a child, my mother would tell me a story about how the Devil roams the Earth. Sometimes, she said, he would take human form so he could punish the damned on Earth before claiming their souls. The ones he chose would be gathered together and tortured as he hid amongst them, pretending to be one of them. I always believed my mother was telling me an old wives' tale.
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Written by Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charles Tobias
Performed by The Bone Bird and the Dock Flock Brass
Courtesy of Alanna Records
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User Reviews

Very nice cinematography
17 September 2010 | by (Boise, ID) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the cinematography. Especially the opening scenes and the scenes inside the elevator shaft. The music was typical string instruments going back and forth... could have been more eerie and composed with more feeling.

I was pretty shocked to be sitting in an empty theater on opening night. Guess MNS has sort of blown his reputation.

I didn't try to guess the ending, I decided to just enjoy the ride. It did end rather abruptly, as if it was a TV show that had to end by a certain time. They could have fleshed out certain scenes longer and made a more comprehensive experience.

I went to see this alone as nobody I knew was interested... I'm glad I went, it was enjoyable, more so than I expected it to be.

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