• Publication date: December 31, 2013

Shortcut to Happiness

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A down-and-out writer sells his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune.

  • Publication date: December 31, 2013

Shortcut to Happiness

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2004

MBC 2:

April 15, 2014 10:15 (KSA) ~ April 15, 2014 09:15 (CLT)

In Manhattan, aspiring writer Jabez Stone is a complete loser: he is unable to sell his novels, lives in a lousy apartment and has no success with women.

When one of his friends Julius Jenson sells his novel, Jabez feels envy and vows to do absolutely anything for success and throws his type writer out of the window, accidentally killing a woman.

Seconds later, the devil knocks on his door, saves him from jail and promises success and riches, the price of which is Jabez’s soul.

Jabez instantly becomes an overnight success but soon realizes he made a lousy deal and seeks a way out through publisher Daniel Webster.


  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • John Savage
  • Kim Cattrall
  • Amy Poehler

Directed by: Harry Kirkpatrick

Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual content