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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 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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Bad Things Happen For A Reason 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

All five characters who get on the elevator have the color red in common: the Mechanic's satchel, the Old Woman's hair, the Young Woman's nails, the insignia on the Guard's uniform, and the Salesman's tie are all red. 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 Regular Show: Terror Tales of the Park V (2015) 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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Ignore the Bad Press - This movie is pretty good!
8 November 2010 | by vikascoderSee all my reviews

I know this was "from the mind of Manoj Night Shyamalan" and it was riding on a wave of pretty bad press, but strangely enough, I found the movie to be pretty good.

This movie delivered what it promised, a solid taut thriller which can keep one on the edge of the seat for the optimum 1 hour and 20 minutes of running time. The acting was surprisingly consistent and good throughout by all the actors involved (tough for a low budgeter to achieve), the screenplay didn't indulge in unnecessary Boo moments to propel things forward, the script was solid and everything tied up well at the end.

I mean cmon critics, for once please give Shyamalan a break! Far better return on my money than the steaming goo pile called the "Due Date".


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian | 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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