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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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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Clive Owen ... Driver
Gary Oldman ... Devil
James Brown ... Self (as Mr. James Brown)
Marilyn Manson ... Self
Danny Trejo ... Bob
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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Goofs

The race begins in the direction where the cars are driving past the Four Queens starting at the "F" and moving towards the "S". Later in the race as they pass the Four Queens, again, the are driving starting from the "S" and moving towards the "F". See more »

Quotes

James Brown: Darkness is death's ignorance and the devil's time.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by Ticker (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pts. 1 & 2
Written & Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

It's Easier to Beat the Devil, Than it is to beat Gary Oldman!
2 March 2003 | by studiojudioSee all my reviews

No matter what Gary Oldman does, he is simply the most exciting actor in the world to observe! And, not only is he marvelous as the devil in this little thriller - but he looks good enough to digest! This man can NEVER do anything wrong; Bravo to his making yet another movie HIS!


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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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