Questions tagged [the-devils-advocate]

1997 American thriller about a lawyer (Keanu Reeves) who gets tempted by the devil disguised as the head of a successful law firm (Al Pacino).

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Why did John Milton bother the guy in the subway train?

When John and Kevin are riding the subway train John intentionally "gets the attention" of a very hostile commuter. In the shot prior to John pulling the face at him it is clear that the commuter is ...
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What does “He set's the rules in opposition” mean?

Towards the end of the Devil's Advocate John Milton (Satan) makes a long speech to Kevin (his son). In part of this he gives Kevin an "inside information" into God and quotes: He gives man ...
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Why does the devil go by the name John Milton?

In The Devil's Advocate (1997) Al Pacino plays a character who goes by the alias John Milton, who is eventually revealed to be the devil. Why does he go by this alias? Is there any symbolism meant by ...
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Was the Devil's Advocate showing multiple attempts to corrupt Kevin?

Based on another question, What was Satan's goal with Kevin?, the answer says that Milton/Satan/Pacino is trying to do everything again, taking a different approach. But what is apparent is ...
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Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions - Devil's Advocate Homage?

There is a scene in the episode of The Sopranos, called "Mergers and Acquisitions" where Valentina La Paz gets up after being with Tony Sopranos. The positioning of her body with regards to the camera ...
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What does he mean by “Vanity-definitely my favourite sin”?

Quotation By Satan at the end of The Devils Advocate Vanity — definitely my favorite sin. What does he mean by that? He has succeeded in transforming Kevin to a good man. So why does he make this ...
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What was Satan's goal with Kevin?

I watched the movie The Devils Advocate tonight but could not understand why did Satan (played by Al Pacino) choose Kevin (played by Keanu Reeves) to make him a conscientious person. Satan does not do ...