||Plot Summary for
Devil's Advocate, The (1997)
Based on a book by Andrew Neiderman, the film centers on a young lawyer who joins a New
York firm only to discover that his boss has an increasingly bizarre personality.
Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the
most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares
New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon,
his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is
sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and
mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just
freaks Kevin right off.