The Devil's Advocate


2h 10m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Kevin Lomax, a top-notch Florida lawyer who specializes in jury selection, is summoned to New York City by the enigmatic owner of a huge law firm. After accepting a position at Milton, Chadwick, Waters, Kevin and his wife Mary Ann head for the Big Apple and a luxurious lifestyle. Lomax soon meets John Milton, the founding partner of the firm with worldwide financial and political interests. Winning soon becomes an obsession for Kevin. However, Mary Ann begins telling him that the other partners' wives are not what they appear, that she's having frightening experiences she cannot explain. When Eddie Barzoon, the firm's managing partner, dies a sudden, horrible death, Mary Ann's terrified perceptions pull her away from sanity. And through it all, John Milton keeps reminding his protege that life is rich with possibilities for those who are unafraid to sample them. But Lomax is stepping into Hell. And standing at the gates to welcome him is John Milton.

Film Details

Also Known As
Devil's Advocate, Djävulens advokat
MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

Kevin Lomax, a top-notch Florida lawyer who specializes in jury selection, is summoned to New York City by the enigmatic owner of a huge law firm. After accepting a position at Milton, Chadwick, Waters, Kevin and his wife Mary Ann head for the Big Apple and a luxurious lifestyle. Lomax soon meets John Milton, the founding partner of the firm with worldwide financial and political interests. Winning soon becomes an obsession for Kevin. However, Mary Ann begins telling him that the other partners' wives are not what they appear, that she's having frightening experiences she cannot explain. When Eddie Barzoon, the firm's managing partner, dies a sudden, horrible death, Mary Ann's terrified perceptions pull her away from sanity. And through it all, John Milton keeps reminding his protege that life is rich with possibilities for those who are unafraid to sample them. But Lomax is stepping into Hell. And standing at the gates to welcome him is John Milton.

Crew

John K Adams

Adr Editor

Pamela Alch

Script Supervisor

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

James Archer

Assistant Property Master

Carlos Arguello

Digital Effects Supervisor

Christopher Assells

Editor

Jeff Atmajian

Music Arranger

Carla Attanasio

Effects Coordinator

Johann Sebastian Bach

Music

Karen M. Baker

Sound

Rick Baker

Puppets Design

Brooks Baldwin

Dialect Coach

Liz Barcia

Production Assistant

Perry Barndt

Stunts

Lori Barrera

Assistant

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Other

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Director Of Photography

Kevin Bartnof

Foley Artist

Bob Beher

Foley Editor

Barry Bernardi

Executive Producer

Rick Bernstein

Technical Advisor

Barbara Boguski

Adr Editor

Roger Borelli

Other

Rob Bottin

Consultant

Bob Bowman

Assistant Sound Editor

Dennis Bradford

Art Director

Conrad F Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Stephen Brown

Coproducer

Craig Burfeindt

Assistant

Graham Burt

Song

Sarah Jackson Burt

Assistant Property Master

Dave Campbell

Song

David E Campbell

Rerecording

Wayne Campbell

Transportation Captain

Sharron Cannon

Assistant

Francesco Caparotta

Assistant

Gerald Chaleff

Technical Advisor

Robert Chapin

Animator

John Childers

Song

Betty Chin

Production Coordinator

Luann Claps

Makeup Artist

Murray Close

Photography

Joseph R Collins

Assistant Camera Operator

Mary Colquhoun

Casting

Amy Comstock

Accounting Assistant

Ken Conners

Rigging Gaffer

Bob Corna

Production Assistant

Lou Crisa

Assistant

Senator Alfonse D'amato

Other

Douglas Dalisera

Lighting

Steve Danton

Assistant Director

Gary Charles Davis

Stunt Coordinator

Angel Deangelis Haiko

Other

Dicky Deats

Key Grip

Dominique Decaudain

Foley Artist

Brad Dechter

Music Arranger

Chad Decinces

Assistant

Mitch Devane

Art Department

Thomas Dewier

Stunts

Craig Dibona

Camera Operator

Dino Dimuro

Editor

Brian Donahue

Stunts

Kate Dowd

Casting

Carole Dubuc

Assistant Director

Kate Edwards

Costume Supervisor

Sarah Edwards

Costume Designer

Todd Egan

Adr

Patricia Eiben

Costume Supervisor

Robert Elhai

Music Arranger

Russ Engels

Lighting Technician

Glen Eytchison

Consultant

Sarah Falk

Assistant

Jose Fernandez Torres

Song

Frank Ferrara

Stunt Coordinator

Ralph Ferrara

Stunts

Michael Finnerty

Grip

Brian Fitzsimons

Best Boy

Dawn Flanagan

Technical Advisor

Robert Fogelnest

Technical Advisor

Darren Foldes

Other

Judith E Forman

Assistant

Jan Foster

Location Manager

Fortunato Frattasio

Visual Effects

Bruce Fuller

Art Department

Ambassador Charles Gagano

Other

Steve Galich

Special Effects Coordinator

Dennis Gamiello

Key Grip

Dale Garratt

Song

Tom Gilliland

Other

Tony Gilroy

Screenplay

Steve Ginsburg

Assistant

J Gomez Gorjon

Song

Gigi Gordon

Technical Advisor

Eric Gotthelf

Foley Mixer

Dale Grahn

Color Timer

Richard Alan Greenberg

Visual Effects Designer

Shawn Griffith

Assistant Director

Al Griswold

Special Effects

Alan Grubman

Other

Ernie Grunseld

Other

Louis J Guerra

Production Assistant

Taylor Hackford

Song

Taylor Hackford

Executive Producer

Per Hallberg

Sound Design

Brian Hamill

Photography

Burtt Harris

Assistant Director

Dan Hegeman

Editor

Jurgen Heimann

Other

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Julia Hickman

Art Assistant

Jim Hill

Music Producer

Erica L Hiller

Post-Production Supervisor

Petur Hliddal

Sound Mixer

Rob Hodgson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Heidi J Holicker

Assistant

Roberta Holinko

Set Decorator

David Hopkins

Props

James Newton Howard

Music

James Newton Howard

Music Arranger

Craig Jaeger

Foley

Mick Jagger

Song

Chris Jargo

Adr Supervisor

Tim Judge

Assistant

Zsolt Kadar

Assistant Camera Operator

Artie Kane

Music Conductor

Constance A Kazmer

Dialogue Editor

Gayle Keller

Casting Associate

Mick Kelly

Other

Richard Kennedy

Technical Advisor

Don King

Other

Lou Kleinman

Foley Editor

Nancy Klopper

Casting

Sarah Jo Knight

Assistant

Anne Kopelson

Producer

Arnold Kopelson

Producer

Gary Kosko

Assistant Art Director

Terry Ladin

Production Coordinator

Michael Lang

Song Performer

Michael Lang

Song

Leslie Lapage

Assistant

Michael Laws

Gaffer

Lee Lebaigue

Assistant Sound Editor

Juan Lebron

Other

Gerald Lefcourt

Technical Advisor

Denise Leibee

Hair

Jonathan Lemkin

Screenplay

Sophia Lenhardt

Assistant

Neil Lewis

Production Assistant

Gil Liberto

Other

Ariana Lingenfeiser

Visual Effects

Ira London

Technical Advisor

Greg Lundsgaard

Steadicam Operator

Kim Maitland

Boom Operator

Tod A Maitland

Sound Mixer

Judianna Makovsky

Costume Designer

Henry Mancini

Song

Patrick J Mangan

Assistant Director

Jennifer Mann

Foley Editor

Brian Martin

Consultant

Neal Martz

Prosthetic Makeup

Elizabeth Marx

Casting Associate

Peter Masterson

Assistant Camera Operator

Barbra Matis

Assistant Art Director

David J Mcgraw

Video Playback

Frank Mckenna

Craft Service

Kevin Mckenna

Video Assist/Playback

Michael L Mckenna

Craft Service

Jim Mcloughlin

Art Department

Johnny Mercer

Song

Barbara Michels

Researcher

Arnon Milchan

Producer

Christine Moosher

Assistant Set Decorator

Justin Moritt

Production Associate

Philip D. Morrill

Assistant Sound Editor

Shawn Murphy

Music

Sylvia Nava

Hair

Andrew Neiderman

Source Material (From Novel)

Kenneth D Nelson

Construction Coordinator

Vern Nobles

Assistant Camera Operator

Maria Norman

Assistant

Aisling O'brien

Visual Effects

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Claudia O'hehir

Assistant

T. J. O'mara

Boom Operator

Andrew Oldham

Song

Eric Oliver

Assistant Director

David Olson

Music Editor

Mario Pacheco

Other

Emily Paine

Assistant Editor

Janet Paparazzo

Stunts

Deb Parker

Assistant Location Manager

Jennifer Pearlman

Production Assistant

Dan Pemberton

Construction Coordinator

Susan Perlman

Dga Trainee

Ryan K Peterson

Art Department

Ron Pierno

Assistant Location Manager

Ramon Pink

Song

Michael Pitt

Assistant

Stephanie Powell

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ray Prado

Storyboard Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Devil's Advocate, Djävulens advokat
MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 17, 1997

Released in United States on Video February 24, 1998

Released in United States December 1998

Shown at International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana December 1-11, 1998.

Stuart Dryburgh was replaced as director of photography in early November 1996.

Joel Schumacher was previously attached to direct.

Keanu Reeves reportedly received $8 million for this project.

Keanu Reeves reportedly received $8 million for this project.

Began shooting October 28, 1996.

Completed shooting March 24, 1997.

Lawrence D Cohen and Robert Mark Kamen both worked on various drafts of the screenplay.

Project was formerly developed at Spectacor Films.

Released in United States Fall October 17, 1997

Released in United States on Video February 24, 1998

Released in United States December 1998 (Shown at International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana December 1-11, 1998.)