Variety - 02/11/1981
"...Funny tossed-off observations on the American Dream gone to seed..."
A comic fantasy in which a man strikes a bargain with the devil after he is hit by a bus. To be restored to life he must convince three innocent people to sell their souls to the devil within two months. Excellent film score by Marvin Hamlisch.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
The Devil And Max Devlin
To save his soul, minor league sinner Max Devlin makes a deal with the devil's right-hand man, Barney: within two months he must convince three innocent people to sell their souls. Max makes his victims' dreams come true and tricks them into signing a "contract." But at the last moment, Max learns that Barney lied, and he risks eternal damnation by burning the contracts and saving the others.