A Black Comedy film starring Adam Sandler as the eponymous Nicky, the third son of Satan. After his two older half brothers escape from Hell, the Gates of Hell literally freeze over. No new souls can enter, so Nicky must journey to Earth and bring his brothers back. Meanwhile, due to this, Satan's power is weakening and his body literally begins to fall apart.Mike Nelson has gone as far as calling it "the worst comedy ever made", though it remains a Cult Classic.
This film contains examples of:
All Part of the Show: A demon can get away with all sorts of mischief and "special effects" at a Harlem Globetrotters game. Even when the basketball explodes, this only results in an annoyed referee.
Disproportionate Retribution: When Nicky needed to go to hell again, Todd volunteers to do it. What does he do to motivate himself to kill Nicky, he imagines him to be Kevin Spacey for stealing his acting parts.
Dumb Is Good: Nicky is far dumber than Adrian. One character even flat out remarks that there's no way Nicky can outsmart him.
It's implied that Nicky isn't dumber because he's good, so much as because he's suffered a lot of head trauma over the years. Thanks to his brothers.
Groin Attack: Nicky's brothers mind-wrestle him into punching himself in the crotch.
A Hell of a Time: What happens when John and Peter (the two stoner metalheads) die in a plane crash? They go to Hell. "They've never been happier."
Then again said metalheads are Pals With The Devil's Son so it makes sense that they'd get special treatment. They even get to stay in Nicky's old room (which is a stereotypical metalhead teen room, walls covered in band posters and all).
Hoist by His Own Petard: Satan punishes Death by growing boobs on his head. Later, when Cassius finds out there's something Satan and his crew won't tell him, Cassius gives Death's head boobs a titty twister in order to learn the details.
Hybrid Power: Being the offspring of Satan and an angel, Nicky can perform both good and evil miracles.
Justified Extra Lives: Nicky was born in Hell and left it near the start of the movie. Dying and being sent back there just means he gets to leave and try again.
Karmic Rape: Part of Hitler's eternal punishment in Hell is to be periodically anally violated by the Devil with a pineapple.
Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The heroic side has Nicky (the half-devil, half-angel), John and Peter (two metalhead Satanists), Mr. Beefy (a talking dog), Todd (an ambiguously gay struggling actor), and Valerie (a design student).
Satan Is Good: The current Satan is never shown tempting the good. He punishes sinners, maintains the balance of good and evil, and is a supportive dad who only wants what's best for Nicky. He's fine with him living on Earth.
See You in Hell: Nicky while holding Adrian in front of a train. It would've been quite literal, except "dying" for someone he loved sent Nicky to Heaven.
Shape Shifter Showdown: Nicky and Adrian duel with their good and evil powers, with highlights including Adrian turning a cute baby into a creepy midget.
They Killed Kenny Again: Nicky is killed seven times in the span of the ninety minute movie. Being a denizen of Hell, he can just walk right back out. Deaths include: Being hit by a train twice, being hit by a truck and a bus, attacked by a polar bear off-screen, drowned by his roomate and for the finale hit in the head with a large rock.