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Beat the Devil (2002)

Decades ago, the legendary James Brown sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune. Now he wishes to renegotiate. Hired to take Mr. Brown to a rendezvous with the devil (Gary Oldman), ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

David Fincher (original concept), David Carter | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clive Owen ... Driver
Gary Oldman ... Devil
James Brown ... Himself (as Mr. James Brown)
Marilyn Manson ... Himself
Danny Trejo ... Bob
Tony Wilson Tony Wilson ... Young James Brown
Tomirae Brown Tomirae Brown ... Vegas Girl
Judge Bradley Judge Bradley ... Crossroads Doorman
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Storyline

Decades ago, the legendary James Brown sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune. Now he wishes to renegotiate. Hired to take Mr. Brown to a rendezvous with the devil (Gary Oldman), the driver soon finds himself entangled in fiendish plans. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hire: Beat the Devil See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RSA Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The race between Mr. James Brown and the Devil starts in front of the Four Queens and the Fremont Hotel. They pass both hotels several times before they make it out of Las Vegas onto the two lane road. See more »

Quotes

[doorbell buzzes]
Devil: Who's that?
Bob: It's Marilyn.
Devil: Who?
Bob: Creep from down the hall, complaining about the noise.
Devil: [suddenly nervous] Oh, tell him I'm not here. He spooks me out. He's weird.
Marilyn Manson: Can you keep it down in there? I'm trying to read, okay?
[holds up copy of Bible]
Devil: Complaining about the noise? Have you heard the racket he makes?
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Crazy Credits

BMW recommends that you always wear your seat belt. See more »

Connections

Follows Powder Keg (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Cheeky Street
Courtesy of Extreme Music
Luke Rowland and Joe Mazzone
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Funny film, with a very twisted view of trying to deal with the Devil.
24 November 2002 | by sgyeeSee all my reviews

Rewind time back to November of 1954. A young, talented, but unknown performer meets with a shadowy figure near a railroad crossing, signs a contract, and celebrates as the shadowy figure drives away. Speeding ahead to November 2002, the Driver (Clive Owen) and James Brown (as himself) attempt to renegotiate the contract that James Brown agreed to back in 1954 - Fame and fortune for James Brown's soul. The subsequent negotiations are funny and the ending is hilarious as Clive Owen and James Brown try to outthink the Devil (Gary Oldman) and his minion (Danny Trejo).


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