One of Bill Cosby's first mainstream films and a hoot a minute. The real star is supposed to Elliot Gould and he is indeed great as Max Devlin, a not so nice chappie who is hit by a bus and finds that he has gone to hell and hell is not a very nice place...In order to stay out of the infernal flames the Devil gives him a second chance, go back to earth and persuade three innocent people to sell their souls to the Devil. Max is all for it at first and to make sure he completes his task he is accompanied back to the land of the living by one of the Devil's helpers, played to perfection by Bill Cosby. The film isn't what you would call a mover and shaker when it comes to the storyline, the plot and the characters, but it fun and it will make you laugh. Max soon finds that he has gained a conscience as he tries to persuade his three victims to sign over their souls and he falls in love with the mother of his young victim played admirably by Adam Rich. Add to this a wonderful soundtrack, the song, "Roses and Rainbows," sung by Julie Budd is a cracker and you have a film that will have you chortling and crying in the same breath. Cosby is delicious as the Devil's helper who isn't really as bad as he tries to make out, and he certainly proves that he is a hell of an actor (ouch that pun hurt!) in this gloriously funny and poignant film about, man, the devil and the human heart.