Dark Discussions Podcast - Episode 388 – The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
1997 was an interesting year for some performers. Both Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves were on a run of rejuvenating their careers. Charlize Theron would suddenly become a leading actress, and Connie Nielsen would do her very first English language film which would put her on the radar for many years. The film that brought them all together was the 1997 horror film, THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE.
Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) is a defense attorney out of Gainsville, Florida. When a Manhattan law firm asks him to come to the city to help pick a jury for an important case, not only does he shine but he’s offered a full time position. His wife (Charlize Theron) pushes him to accept. But when they move there, Kevin’s new boss may be someone more than he lets on to be. And soon the Lomax’s life begins to spiral downwards.
The movie is directed by Taylor Hackford best known for such films as AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (1982) and DOLORES CLAIBORNE (1995). And the screenplay was co-written by Tony Gilroy who directed such films as MICHAEL CLAYTON (2007) and THE BOURNE LEGACY (2012). Dark Discussions takes a look at this cult classic and gives their thoughts.