A dead cop, sentenced to Hell, is returned to Earth by the Devil to recover 113 escaped evil spirits.
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Series cast summary:
Peter Horton ...  Ezekiel Stone 13 episodes, 1998-1999
John Glover ...  The Devil / ... 13 episodes, 1998-1999
Lori Petty ...  Max 7 episodes, 1998-1999
Teri Polo ...  Ashur Badaktu / ... 6 episodes, 1998-1999
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Ezekial Stone, a former cop, planted evidence on his wife's rapist whom was subsequently convicted. While incarcerated the rapist was killed, thus rendering Stone a murder. Later, Stone was himself killed by a criminal. He is sent to Hell for his crime. However, 113 evil souls have escaped, and the Devil sends him back to Earth to recover them. Both Stone and the escaped souls can only be harmed or killed by each other, and they can be sent back to Hell if their eyes (the "windows to the soul") are destroyed. If Stone can recover all 113, then he'll be given a second chance at life...or so the Devil says. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brimstone: el pacto See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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| (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Despite great fanfare and acclaim, Brimstone was cancelled by Fox Television after one season. Ratings fell below average due to Fox switching the show's time slot and day to air. See more »

Quotes

[Stone defends killing his wife's rapist]
The Devil: Yes, yes, now that's what I like to hear. The indomitable spirit and righteous indignation of the human species. I've heard it a million times defending a billion atrocities, and it's still music to my ears.
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Referenced in Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Blind Spot (2006) See more »

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Not Mindless Pap
12 November 2004 | by DarguzSee all my reviews

Which is, unfortunately, mostly what succeeds on TV these days. Shows such as Brimstone are just too intelligent, and go over the head of Average Joe TV Viewer (or Average Joe TV Executive). With all the proliferation and specialization of TV channels these days, maybe some day we can have an "Intelligent TV Channel" where shows like these can flourish and those too dim to "get it" can just remove it from their channel rotation.

Black humor is under-appreciated, and intelligent black humor is just beyond too many people, unfortunately. And Brimstone was chock full of it. Add to that a completely original premise, some decent action, good acting and the wonderful, delicious Lori Petty (::melt::) and Brimstone was a real winner. Too bad the suits didn't "get it".

Any TV producers out there reading this -- there's an idea for you. Create an "Intelligent TV Channel", and give us shows like this, or Max Headroom, Key West, Cupid, etc. You could even call it that, as a dig at the mindless drivel that pours off the screen most of the time.


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