The Devil and Max Devlin is a Disney motion picture released by Buena Vista Distribution Company, directed by Steven Hilliard Stern and released in early 1981 starring Elliott Gould, Bill Cosby and Susan Anspach. Gould praised this film in interviews as the finest he ever did (along with the other Disney film The Last Flight of Noah's Ark). It was considered to be controversial material for a Disney film at the time because of the subject matter and the fact that Bill Cosby was featured as a character of evil. It was also the first Disney film to actually contain swearing (not just religious connotations) such as "damn" and an unfinished "son of a bitch". This film was one of three films that influenced the creation of Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures and its later purchase of Miramax Films to make movies for mature audiences. The film was released by Anchor Bay Entertainment on DVD in November 2000.
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—Bernadette Devlin (b. 1947)
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