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The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)

Max, a dead corrupt businessman, makes a Faustian pact with Satan's henchman to drive three people to Hell in exchange for longer life. Soon Max realizes that there still may be good in him.

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Mary Rodgers (story), Jimmy Sangster (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Gould ... Max Devlin
Bill Cosby ... Barney Satin
Susan Anspach ... Penny Hart
Adam Rich ... Toby Hart
Julie Budd ... Stella Summers
Sonny Shroyer ... Big Billy Hunniker
David Knell ... Nerve Nordlinger
Chuck Shamata ... Jerry Nadler
Deborah Baltzell Deborah Baltzell ... Heidi
Ronnie Schell ... Greg Weems
Jeannie Wilson Jeannie Wilson ... Laverne Hunniker
Stanley Brock ... The Counterman
Ted Zeigler Ted Zeigler ... Mr. Billings
Vic Dunlop Vic Dunlop ... Brian
Reggie Nalder ... Chairman of Devil's Council
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Storyline

When Max dies in an accident, he goes straight to hell. But the devil Barney makes him an offer: if he manages to get three innocent youths to sell him their souls in the next two months, he may stay on earth. Max accepts, and returns to earth, equipped with special powers. However his task is harder than expected, especially when 7 years old Tobi demands that he marry his mother. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

A new high in being lowdown. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diabel i Max Devlin See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,000,000
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Company Credits

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the UK 'video nasty' scare of the 1980's anti-censorship journalist Liam T. Sanford wrote a false letter petitioning against this film to the Police Watch Committee, claiming the movie to be 'sick and horrific', in an attempt to discredit local police forces and expose their lack of film knowledge. Sure enough the film was briefly seized by officers from video retailers before being hastily returned to the shelves. See more »

Quotes

Max Devlin: You want me to corrupt the souls of little kids? See, I've never been much on kids... but that's not a nice thing.
Barney Satin: Neither is Level 4.
Max Devlin: Where do I sign?
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Any Fool Can See
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Allee Willis
Performed by Julie Budd
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Cute Comedy
28 June 2014 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

This is a film I watched as a kid and I viewed several times. It's cute and it was a popular comedy movie back in the day. The movie has a few moments of being hilarious for an old Disney film.

The movie is OK - I don't think it's the type of movie a person would want to watch several times but it is, however, a movie that is good the first time you view it so I do recommend it for those that want a silly comedy without a bunch of questionable language in it.

If you liked the "Oh God" movies with George Burns then you will most likely enjoy "The Devil and Max Devlin".

6/10


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