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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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Details

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

When the Trans Am is beginning the race, it has a customized exhaust system with nitrous activated, shooting flames out of the back of the car. When it flips in the air, it has a regular exhaust and no nitrous activated. 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

Cross Road Blues
Written and Performed by Robert Johnson
Courtesy of Columbia Records by
Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Funny stuff!
21 May 2004 | by imdb-2076See all my reviews

A lot of fun here about getting old. Hehehe! This short movie has a lot from music videos. Both clipping and lighting.

It is a bliss to watch. Good actors. Fast clipping and effective stops - a study in cool movies. If you want to have a good warm up you should watch this gem.

And the surrealistic race driving. It is just perfect.

Twisted humor (the devil vs. james brown? ;-) ). You can clearly see the actors had a great time doing this. Their performance shines. A good watch for those who like a little twisted, fast phased action!

10/10!


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