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

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English

Release Date:

23 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brimstone: el pacto See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Brimstone is no longer available on DVD and cannot be found on Amazon or any other medium despite fanfare to have it released as such. As of January 27, 2018, "Brimstone is still 13th-ranked on TvShowsOnDvd.com's list of unreleased shows. On September 15, 2008, during a Home Theater Forum chat, Warner Home Video representatives said that "Despite the wonderful work of Peter Horton and John Glover, there are no plans at this time to release Brimstone". See more »

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[about roses]
The Devil: Did you know the thorns were originally my idea?
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Referenced in Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Blind Spot (2006) See more »

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Talk about Brilliant But Cancelled!!!
28 April 2006 | by DarkHawkeSee all my reviews

This was a knockout series on just about every level, from its singular look, to the writing, to the directing, and most especially to the acting! I had heard of Peter Horton previous to Brimstone only in relation to the yuppie self-indulgence fest known as Thirtysomething, which by no means recommended him highly to me. Turns out I had NOTHING to worry about. He gives Zeke Stone a note-perfect mix of soulful anguish and world-weariness, and he can still find the occasional light moment in his Purgatory on Earth. Make no mistake, though, this is a deep, dark show that deals with fundamental questions of right and wrong, Heaven and Hell. In fact, I'd recommend it to any devout Christians as a fantastic morality play. The line between light and dark is often obscured and who really deserves to go to Hell is pretty much the question each episode, but that's what made it such a compelling program. Can't finish without lauding John Glover's tour de force performance as the Devil himself. You might find yourself grudgingly liking this version of the Prince of Lies, even when he screws over Stone almost every chance he gets! I can't recommend this show highly enough, and I'm DYING to see this get to DVD! Anyone know who and how to lobby to get it?


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