Devil's Advocate, The (1997)
Front Cover Actor
Keanu Reeves Kevin Lomax
Al Pacino John Milton
Ken Olin Abe Ringel
Mariska Hargitay Rendi
Gina Philips Emma
Wendell Pierce Justin
Jessica Tuck Jennifer Dawling
Gary Basaraba
Gillian Barber District Attorney
Scott Hylands
Suki Kaiser Darlene Waters
Kevin McNulty
Charlize Theron Mary Ann Lomax
Jeffrey Jones Eddie Barzoon
Judith Ivey Mrs. Lomax
Monica Keena Alessandra Cullen
Connie Nielsen Christabella
Craig T. Nelson Alexander Cullen
Tamara Tunie Jackie Heath
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Leamon Heath
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama
Director Taylor Hackford; Jeff Bleckner
Producer Jeff Bleckner; Karen Moore
Writer Alan M. Dershowitz; Cyrus Nowrasteh
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 29 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Too old for Hamlet and too young for Lear--what's an ambitious actor to do? Play the Devil, of course. Jack Nicholson did it in The Witches of Eastwick; Robert De Niro did it in Angel Heart (as Louis Cyphre--get it?). In The Devil's Advocate Al Pacino takes his turn as the great Satan, and clearly relishes his chance to raise hell. He's a New York lawyer, of course, by the name of John Milton, who recruits a hotshot young Florida attorney (Keanu Reeves) to his firm and seduces him with tempting offers of power, sex, and money. Think of the story as a twist on John Grisham's The Firm, with the corporate evil made even more explicit. Reeves is wooden, and therefore doesn't seem to have much of a soul to lose, but he's really just our excuse to meet the devil. Pacino's the main attraction, gleefully showing off his--and the Antichrist's--chops at perpetrating menace and mayhem. The film was directed by Taylor Hackford (Against All Odds, Dolores Claiborne), who provides alternate-track commentary for the movie itself, plus a dozen deleted scenes. Also note: due to a settlement with artist Frederick Hart over the movie's use of a sculpture resembling his Ex Nihilo in Washington's National Cathedral, future releases of the film will be altered. --Jim Emerson
Personal Details
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Index 1446
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 9/28/04
Purchase Price $8.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 085391617228
Chapters
Release Date 9/7/04
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen