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Bedazzled (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 20 October 2000 (USA)
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Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.

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Harold Ramis

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Peter Cook (based on the motion picture screenplay by), Peter Cook (based on the motion picture story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Elliot
Elizabeth Hurley ... The Devil
Frances O'Connor ... Alison / Nicole
Miriam Shor ... Carol / Penthouse Hostess
Orlando Jones ... Dan / Esteban / Beach Jock / Sportscaster / African Party Guest
Paul Adelstein ... Bob / Roberto / Beach Jock / Sportscaster / Lincoln Aide
Toby Huss ... Jerry / Alejandro / Beach Jock / Sportscaster / Lance
Gabriel Casseus ... Elliot's Cellmate
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Priest
Jeff Doucette ... Desk Sergeant
Aaron Lustig ... Synedyne Supervisor
Rudolf Martin ... Raoul
Julian Firth ... John Wilkes Booth
Iain Rogerson Iain Rogerson ... Play Actor
Biddy Hodson ... Play Actor
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Storyline

Elliot Richards, a socially awkward IT worker, is given seven wishes to get the girl of his dreams when he meets up with a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include being a 7 foot basketball star, a wealthy, powerful man, and a sensitive caring guy. But, as could be expected, the Devil must put her own little twist on each his fantasies. Written by MrGreen

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Catch Hell. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

20 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al diablo con el diablo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,106,526, 22 October 2000

Gross USA:

$37,886,980

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,383,208
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The second film feature Orlando Jones as part of the cast in 2000. The other was "The Replacements" starring Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman. See more »

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(at around 1h 4 mins) During the school scene, there is writing on the blackboard. The camera turns away, turns back, and the writing is gone. This happens several times. See more »

Quotes

The Devil: I wasn't kidding when I said I liked you. I do Elliot. I think you have massive potential. If you're looking at an eternity in hell, let me tell you, it wouldn't hurt to have a friend like me.
[kisses his ear]
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Pete and Dud meet the devil in California - and she's English
6 April 2002 | by Philby-3See all my reviews

The Faust legend is a robust story. Although selling one's soul to the Devil is serious stuff, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore managed to make a light-hearted movie of it in 'Bedazzled' back in the swinging sixties. Here, a featherweight Hollywood director Harold Ramis ('Caddyshack,' 'Ghostbusters', Groundhog Day') has remade it, shifting the location from London to San Francisco. However an English actor, Elizabeth Hurley, still plays the Devil , this time tempting a nerdish Brendan Fraser.

The story is a collection of linked episodes as Brendan tries out various fantasies, which all come with a catch eg 'rich and powerful?' Try Columbian drug lord. With each wish he pursues his fellow worker Alison, (Frances O'Connor) whom he has admired from afar for years, but always something goes wrong. Altruism saves the day, and the Devil is vanquished, but I think it would have been a lot more fun if Brendan had gone off with her (the Devil that is) instead.

Elizabeth Hurley is not a great actor (Joanna Lumley would have been much better) but this part suits her fairly well. She plays it like a cruise director with a limited range of emotions, but up front enough to be engaging. The part is almost too big for her and she doesn't have the support of Pride, Lust, Avarice and the rest as Peter Cook did in the 1967 film. Brendan Fraser is a fine actor with a good range and does the cameos required here with considerable skill.

This film is pretty light, frothy and forgettable, but once or twice the voice of Pete and Dud comes thought the script to reminds us that those consummate comics had a tip or two about life and living. Your soul may not be yours to sell, but Heaven and Hell are here on earth, and where you go is largely up to you. Alas, Pete and Dud are gone, but their work still has the power to amuse. This is a pretty flabby re-make, but Hurley and Fraser are effective and some of the comic spirit is still there.


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