In Manhattan, the aspirant writer Jabez Stone is a complete loser: he is not able to sell his novels, he lives in a lousy apartment and he does not have success with women. When one of his friends Julius Jenson sells his novel for US$ 190,000.00 to an editor, Jabez fells envy and promises to sell his soul to the devil for success and accidentally kills a woman with his typing machine. The Devil knocks on his door, fixes the situation and seals a contract with Jabez. His low quality novels have bad reviews but become best-sellers; Jabez enriches; has success with women, but has no time for his friends. Jabez meets with the publisher Daniel Webster who offers him a chance to break the contract with the devil.

  1. Archibald Macleish


  2. Alec Baldwin


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  1. Anthony Hopkins

    Anthony Hopkins

    Daniel Webster

  2. Alec Baldwin

    Alec Baldwin

    Jabez Stone

  3. Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt

    The Devil

  4. Ken Murton

    Daniel's Agent

  5. Dan Aykroyd

    Dan Aykroyd

    Julius Jenson

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  • February 19, 2003


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 46m

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