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A 1992 American horror comedy directed by Ate De Jong that has a woman (Kristy Swanson) being kidnapped by a demon and her fiance (Chad Lowe) traveling to hell to rescue her.

The movie also stars Patrick Bergin, Jarrett Lennon, Adam Storke, Pamela Gidley, CJ Graham, Anne Meara, Lita Ford, and Richard Farnsworth.

It was released on March 13, 1992.

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  • Literal Metaphor: The movie has a scene where the old proverb "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions" very literally; in the scene, the souls of good-intentioned sinners are ground into the pavement by a team of workers who look like Andy Warhol, from the Good Intentions Paving Company. "I was only sleeping with my husband's boss to advance his career", one of them says sadly.
  • Louis Cypher: After Charlie's car is damaged while traveling through Hell, he meets a helpful passing mechanic named "Beezle"...short for "Beelzebub".
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  • Rescued from the Underworld: Done by Charlie after his girlfriend is kidnapped by the devil. (That's right, kidnapped, while still alive. The Deal with the Devil part is saved for when they try to escape.)
  • You Owe Me: When Royce turns Rachel over to the Hellcop, says that the Hellcop owes him one. Near the end of the movie, Hellcop is pursuing Charlie and Rachel when Royce tries to get in on the action. The Hellcop threatens to shoot him if he interferes, but Royce says "You Owe Me One!"
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