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Year: 1981
Original Title: The Devil and Max Devlin
Length: 96 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Family
Studios: Walt Disney Pictures
Age rating: Parental guidance
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: June 20 1981

United States: March 06 1981


Ranking: 3,365 out of 16,014 movies (up 1170)


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Max dies tragically in a car accident, which takes him straight to hell. Once there, the devil Barney makes him an offer he can not refuse: if he manages to get three innocent young people to sell their souls in the next two months, the character can remain on the land as if nothing had happened. Max accepts the deal and returns to Earth equipped with special powers to achieve his goal. However, his task is more difficult than he expected, especially when Toby, an adorable 7-year-old boy, demands that he marry his mother.


Cast The Devil and Max Devlin

Julie Budd

Julie Budd

Stella Summers

Elliott Gould

Elliott Gould

Max Devlin

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Barney Satin

Susan Anspach

Susan Anspach

Penny Hart



Trivia The Devil and Max Devlin

It is the first Disney movie to curse, like "damn" or "son of a bitch". Barney's surname, Satin, is a play on words to refer to Satan.