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Devil (2010)

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A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Director:

John Erick Dowdle

Writers:

Brian Nelson (screenplay), M. Night Shyamalan (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Messina ... Detective Bowden
Logan Marshall-Green ... Mechanic
Jenny O'Hara ... Old Woman
Bojana Novakovic ... Young Woman
Bokeem Woodbine ... Guard
Geoffrey Arend ... Salesman
Jacob Vargas ... Ramirez
Matt Craven ... Lustig
Joshua Peace ... Detective Markowitz (as Josh Peace)
Caroline Dhavernas ... Elsa Nahai
Joe Cobden ... Dwight
Zoie Palmer ... Cheryl
Vincent Laresca ... Henry
Rudy Webb Rudy Webb ... Old Janitor
Craig Eldridge ... Donnelly
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Storyline

In Philadelphia, Detective Bowden is still grieving for his wife and son, killed in a hit-and-run five years ago. When someone jumps from a skyscraper onto a truck, Bowden is sent to investigate. Meanwhile, five strangers are trapped in an elevator in the building where the jumper committed suicide. The communication radio in the elevator is broken but the guards, Lustig and Ramirez, observe the individuals via CCTV as events unfold. Tensions run high among those trapped, so Lustig calls the police and Detective Bowden assumes the case. Without being able to contact the individuals, he tries to work out who they are, but he can only account for four of them. Time is running out for the occupants of the elevator, as Bowden realizes he has to get them out quickly. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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From Universal Pictures comes a new nightmare from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Chris Messina and Matt Craven would later work together on HBO's Sharp Objects (2018). See more »

Goofs

Initially Detective Bowden's beard is obvious and thick. Shortly afterwards, his beard is clearly not as thick as if he has shaved. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ramirez: [voiceover] When I was a child, my mother would tell me a story about how the Devil roams the Earth. Sometimes, she said, he would take human form so he could punish the damned on Earth before claiming their souls. The ones he chose would be gathered together and tortured as he hid amongst them, pretending to be one of them. I always believed my mother was telling me an old wives' tale.
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Crazy Credits

Upside down shots from a helicopter of a city as the opening credits roll. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tamara's Never Seen: The Last Airbender (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
Written by Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept and Charles Tobias
Performed by The Bone Bird and the Dock Flock Brass
Courtesy of Alanna Records
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Loved It!
26 October 2017 | by robborulezSee all my reviews

I remember going to see this in the cinema when it was released in the UK. For me, at the time I wasn't really a big fan of horror/thriller movies as they just didn't have me on the edge of my seat and wondering what's going on. The story kept me on edge trying to guess which one was the devil with the story from the opening monologue about the suicide and then those becoming trapped.

This playing in with the multiple deaths over the timing of the film had you guessing who it was going to be and then when you found out you were in shock as it wasn't who you thought. All of it tied together for all the characters too played a brilliant story out on the screen and M Night Shyamalan can be proud of the film he created.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,289,375, 19 September 2010

Gross USA:

$33,601,190

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,695,489
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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