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Bedazzled (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 20 October 2000 (USA)
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Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.

Director:

Harold Ramis

Writers:

Peter Cook (based on the motion picture screenplay by), Peter Cook (based on the motion picture story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Elliot
Elizabeth Hurley ... The Devil
Frances O'Connor ... Alison / Nicole
Miriam Shor ... Carol / Penthouse Hostess
Orlando Jones ... Dan / Esteban / Beach Jock / Sportscaster / African Party Guest
Paul Adelstein ... Bob / Roberto / Beach Jock / Sportscaster / Lincoln Aide
Toby Huss ... Jerry / Alejandro / Beach Jock / Sportscaster / Lance
Gabriel Casseus ... Elliot's Cellmate
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Priest
Jeff Doucette ... Desk Sergeant
Aaron Lustig ... Synedyne Supervisor
Rudolf Martin ... Raoul
Julian Firth ... John Wilkes Booth
Iain Rogerson Iain Rogerson ... Play Actor
Biddy Hodson ... Play Actor
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Storyline

Elliot Richardson, a socially awkward IT worker, is given seven wishes to get the girl of his dreams when he meets up with a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include being a 7 foot basketball star, a wealthy, powerful man, and a sensitive caring guy. But, as could be expected, the Devil must put her own little twist on each his fantasies. Written by MrGreen

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Catch Hell. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

20 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al diablo con el diablo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,106,526, 22 October 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,886,980, 31 December 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,383,208, 31 December 2001
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Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 17 mins) The black sports car that Elizabeth Hurley (the Devil) drives in the beginning of the film is a Lamborghini Diablo. See more »

Goofs

(at around 36 mins) After Elliot's drug lord alter-ego falls from the copter, the film cuts to Elliot himself, his wish ended, falling through the air and crashing onto, and badly denting, the hood of a car. Unfortunately, as Elliot rolls himself off of the vehicles hood and away from the camera, we see the reinforcing back-brace under Elliot's shirt, which has allowed him to fall and dent the car without injury. See more »

Quotes

The Devil: I saw you talking to a woman.
Elliot Richards: Um, yeah, but, I'm not with her.
The Devil: But you'd like to be. Huh?
Elliot Richards: What makes you say that?
The Devil: Oh, I dont know, when a man says he'd give anything to have a certain woman in his life, I just assume she means something to him.
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Remake of Bedazzled (1967) See more »

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My Family
Written by Nicholas Caruana, Trevor Wraight and Chris Tabone
Performed by Banana Oil
Courtesy of Noah's Ark Records/Mushroom Music
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Episodic, semi-successful comedy with Fraser at comic best...
24 February 2004 | by Neil DoyleSee all my reviews

Ever since GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE I've been convinced that BRENDAN FRASER is one of the brightest new talents to come along in ages. He gets a chance to show how clever he is at concealing his real self in BEDAZZLED, starting as a nerdy office worker and going through a series of changes in an effort to make a pact with The Devil (Elizabeth Hurley). None of his wishes are successful because each one has a hitch devised by the cunning Hurley to backfire.

I never saw the original with Dudley Moore, but here I can see that the script stands in the way of delivering a solid comedy despite Brendan's flair for this sort of thing. He reaches the peak of his comic talent with his impersonation of a Latin millionaire, guaranteed to draw laughs.

But much of the story is too episodic for the results to be anything more than reasonably satisfying. Hurley goes about her role with a sexy seductiveness that is almost as overwhelming for the viewer as it is for Fraser's character.

Summing up: Fraser's fans will enjoy his multi-faceted romp.


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