The Devil's AdvocateDirector: Taylor Hackford
Supernatural forces hover over the courtroom in this devilish drama adapted from the novel by Andrew Neiderman. Attorney Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) doesn't heed the Bible-based warnings of his mother (Judith Ivey), who views New York City as "the dwelling place of demons." Instead, he leaves Gainesville, Florida, with his wife Mary Ann (Charlize Theron) to put his legalistic skills to the test at a leading Manhattan law firm run by John Milton (Al Pacino). It all goes smoothly -- with Milton urging them to stay, putting Kevin on a $400-per-hour salary, and moving the couple into a luxurious apartment in his own building on Fifth Avenue -- where Mary Ann falls under the influence of neighbor Jackie (Tamara Tunie). After Kevin defends a weird animal sacrificer (Delroy Lindo, uncredited), he moves up to an important case with an apparent murderer, real-estate tycoon Alexander Cullen (Craig T. Nelson). Ignored by Kevin, the troubled Mary Ann has some disturbing experiences, verging on the occult, while Kevin, at work, becomes attracted to redhead Christabella (Connie Neilsen). Dazzled by his entrance into paradise, Kevin doesn't grasp who handed him this Big-Apple success. Could it be...Satan? The film features demonic creatures by Rick Baker. Cameos (Senator Alfonse D'Amato, Don King, others) add to the ambiance of ambition and power in the canyons of Manhattan.
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Cast & Crew
|Keanu Reeves||Kevin Lomax|
|Al Pacino||John Milton|
|Charlize Theron||Mary Ann Lomax|
|Jeffrey Jones||Eddie Barzoon|
|Judith Ivey||Mrs. Lomax|
|Monica Keena||Alessandra Cullen|
|Craig T. Nelson||Alexander Cullen|
|Tamara Tunie||Jackie Heath|
|Ruben Santiago-Hudson||Leamon Heath|
|Debra Monk||pam Garrety|
|Laura Harrington||Melissa Black|
|Pamela Gray||Diana Barzoon|
|Delroy Lindo||Santeria Practitioner|
|Gloria Lynne Henry||Tiffany|
|Taylor Hackford||Director,Executive Producer|
|Barry Bernardi||Executive Producer|
|Dennis Bradford||Art Director|
|Burtt Harris||Asst. Director|
|Roberta J. Holinko||Set Decoration/Design|
|James Newton Howard||Score Composer|
|Tod A. Maitland||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Judianna Makovsky||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Stephanie Powell||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Thomas A. Reilly||Asst. Director|
|Bruno Rubeo||Production Designer|
|Erwin Stoff||Executive Producer|
|Michael Tadross||Executive Producer|
|Steve White||Executive Producer|
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Any movie with Al Pacinp is great.
This Movie you just wanna watch again and again. Even Keanu Reeves is watchable in it. I don't need to say anything about Pacino really.
This movie was an exquisite supernatural thriller - something that is rare to find anymore. After watching the VHS version numerous times, I purchased this DVD for my husband. And this alone dropped my rating to four stars. The outer packaging promises 30 minutes of deleted scenes - my primary incentive for making the purchase. After opening the item, the inside sleeve lists ''extended'' footage segments, during which Director Taylor Hackford provides a non-stop blustering narration. Viewers can watch the actors going through their scenes during filming, but you never hear the accompanying lines. While enjoyable in the separate film narration (you actually get the entire movie without narration to see also), Hackford's incessant chatter here is simply annoying. We were highly disappointed to find that there are no additional scenes to watch at all. To add insult to injury, throughout the separate film narration, Taylor himself advises viewers to pay attention at key points during the (absent) deleted scenes. If you enjoy the additional footage that make DVDs such an attractive purchase, don't buy this one. It is not what it's represented to be.
Kevin Lomax feels really good about himself. He's a young southern lawyer who has never lost a case. So when he's offered to join a big firm in NYC, he jumps at the oppurtunity. But as he becomes more successful and involved in his work, he becomes selfish and estranged from his wife and family, and slowly realizes he's become.. the devil's advocate.... Al Pacino with another brilliant performance in this spooky tale which leaves the viewer with a very important life lesson.
This movie is great except for one thing and that is keanu's accent. there is no one else but pacino that could play the devil next to nicholson. charlize was excellent as a woman loosing her mind. This movie made me want to go to churh!!!!
First off I thought that it was a good movie with exciting twists and turns and even the acting was above par for Keanu The problem that I have is that it isn't real, thats right it isn't real. It was all just a dream that Keanu has from time to time in the bathroom? So it sorta sucks when you think about that you watcha movie for a couple of hours and realize it was all for not. What a crock. Al Pacino overacted but was still good in his role as the devil. Worth a watch but you may have mixed feelings about the end