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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


From Universal Pictures comes a new nightmare from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan. 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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Not screened in advance for critics. See more »


9 minutes into the film, as the elevator door closes, the last Passenger puts his arm in the way to stop it, but it is not visible in the mirror. This reveals that, to avoid revealing the camera in the mirror, they superimposed video into the scene. 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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Upside down shots from a helicopter of a city as the opening credits roll. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.2 (2010) See more »


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

Good movie
19 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

I thought this was a really good movie, it definitely kept you guessing until the end.

Should have been longer though, it ended very suddenly. Would have been an excellent movie if it would have lengthened a bit. Although it had the drawback of being more like a short story it was definitely a movie worth watching. The special effects were really good and the story line was great. I would recommend everyone give it a chance.

This was definitely one of the better movies he has directed. The music could have been a little more eerie though.

After going to watch the last exorcism, I started to give up on the horror movies. I'm glad I went and seen this one. It was not disappointing.

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