History Film / TheDevilsAdvocate

27th Mar '18 7:25:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* IronicName: Christabella, aka "Christ the Beautiful", [[spoiler:is the Daughter of Satan]].


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* ReplacementGoldfish: [[ImpliedTrope Implied]]. After Kevin's wife Mary Ann [[spoiler:has been DrivenToSuicide]] and Milton offers Christabella as a replacement, she's adopted the same curly hairstyle as Mary Ann (whereas she had straight hair before this scene).
27th Mar '18 7:18:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ALadyOnEachArm: Milton is introduced this way in one scene when he runs into Kevin in the lounge of their apartment building, with Christabella on one side and an Asian female lawyer who "flew in from Paris" on his other side.
10th Mar '18 2:50:33 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: after the reporter turns into Milton,]] he turns to the camera and says, [[spoiler:"Vanity, definitely my favorite sin."]]

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the reporter turns into Milton,]] Milton]], he turns to the camera and says, [[spoiler:"Vanity, definitely my favorite sin."]]



* TheCameo - Sen. Alphonse D'Amato, Ambassador Charles Gagano, and Don King all appear as themselves, and seem to be on very good terms with John Milton. Makes you wonder if anyone told them what kind of movie they were in...If they were told, it's a rather extraordinary case of AdamWesting.

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* TheCameo - TheCameo: Sen. Alphonse D'Amato, Ambassador Charles Gagano, and Don King all appear as themselves, and seem to be on very good terms with John Milton. Makes you wonder if anyone told them what kind of movie they were in...If they were told, it's a rather extraordinary case of AdamWesting.
16th Jan '18 10:56:15 PM kyojo777
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* AmoralAttorney: Satan himself runs an entire corrupt legal office with global connections, composed of immoral humans and his own demons. [[VillainProtagonist An explicit example is the protagonist, Kevin Lomax]]: while he does retain some moral qualms against defending a pedophile in the beginning of the movie, he more or less completely eschews them and becomes this trope.

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* AmoralAttorney: Satan himself runs an entire corrupt legal office with global connections, composed of immoral humans and his own demons. [[VillainProtagonist An explicit example is the protagonist, Kevin Lomax]]: while he does retain some moral qualms against defending a pedophile child molester in the beginning of the movie, he more or less completely eschews them and becomes this trope.
29th Sep '17 8:27:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ImmuneToBullets: Kevin tries shooting Milton after the latter's PostRapeTaunt, but he just laughs it off. This causes Kevin to finally realize that Milton is not human at all.
29th Sep '17 8:25:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheCorrupter: "Free will. It's like butterfly wings: once touched, they never get off the ground. [[spoiler: No, I only set the stage. [[MoreThanMindControl You pull your own strings.]]"]]

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* TheCorrupter: Of course, the Devil is the ultimate corrupter. Why he doesn't just force people to obey him? As the man himself says: "Free will. It's like butterfly wings: once touched, they never get off the ground. [[spoiler: No, I only set the stage. [[MoreThanMindControl You pull your own strings.]]"]]
29th Sep '17 3:27:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* EvilOverlooker: An alternate theatrical poster shows the Devil looming over the protagonist and his wife.
29th Sep '17 3:22:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheStoryThatNeverWas: [[spoiler:The movie ends with Kevin Lomax deciding to screw fate and killing himself to destroy the Devil's plans for world conquest. Then he suddenly finds himself back at the courthouse at the start of the movie before he made the decision that would lead to him meeting and ultimately working for the Devil. He chooses differently this time, thus undoing all the film's events, but it turns out that the Devil is still watching him...]]
25th Sep '17 6:54:10 AM Mujaki
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Craig T. Nelson's character is an obvious Expy of Creator/DonaldTrump.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Craig T. Nelson's character is an obvious Expy of Creator/DonaldTrump.Creator/DonaldTrump, down to living in The Donald's ''personal apartment'' in Trump Tower. Much like in TheCameo above, it's unclear as to whether Trump was aware of what the film was actually about.
24th Sep '17 9:55:40 PM Kalaong
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* TheReveal: A man from the Justice Department all but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSfSQdlicxE spoon-feeds]] it to Kevin that Milton is a ''world''-class scum enabler. He also reveals that Kevin's previous client [[spoiler:just killed a girl]]. Milton is then seen grinning up at the murals on a church ceiling ([[BreakingTheFourthWall or the camera]]) and dipping a finger into a fount of holy water, boiling it.
-->Milton-Chadwick-Waters is a little more than a law firm. But I assumed you knew that. Vagada Holdings? I'm sure you've heard of it. London, Kinshasa, Karachi: arms brokering, mostly. Munzer-Dietch, in Berlin, Djakarta: chemical weapons and toxic waste. Ivanco Limited, Moscow: money laundering for the eastern bloc. It goes on and on and on. Milton is into everything. Barzoon was coming in, Kevin. He was going to testify. [=DeSoto=] and Dibalista, Panama. That firm sets up bank accounts for judges in South America. Huge drug cases, murder, everything.\\
...I talked to some old friends in Florida this morning. The Gettys case? Eighth grade teacher? They found him yesterday! [[spoiler:He had the body of a 10-year-old girl in the trunk of his car!]]
** ...aaand then the guy [[spoiler:gets hit by a speeding car]].



* TheReveal: A man from the Justice Department all but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSfSQdlicxE spoon-feeds]] it to Kevin that Milton is a ''world''-class scum enabler. He also reveals that Kevin's previous client [[spoiler:just killed a girl]]. Milton is then seen grinning up at the murals on a church ceiling ([[BreakingTheFourthWall or the camera]]) and dipping a finger into a fount of holy water, boiling it.
-->Milton-Chadwick-Waters is a little more than a law firm. But I assumed you knew that. Vagada Holdings? I'm sure you've heard of it. London, Kinshasa, Karachi: arms brokering, mostly. Munzer-Dietch, in Berlin, Djakarta: chemical weapons and toxic waste. Ivanco Limited, Moscow: money laundering for the eastern bloc. It goes on and on and on. Milton is into everything. Barzoon was coming in, Kevin. He was going to testify. [=DeSoto=] and Dibalista, Panama. That firm sets up bank accounts for judges in South America. Huge drug cases, murder, everything.\\
...I talked to some old friends in Florida this morning. The Gettys case? Eighth grade teacher? They found him yesterday! [[spoiler:He had the body of a 10-year-old girl in the trunk of his car!]]
** ...aaand then the guy [[spoiler:gets hit by a speeding car]].
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