The Devil's Advocate

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

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Corrected entry: When Al Pacino places his finger in the holy water at the church, you can see the hole that the air comes through to make the water bubble for a split second in the bottom of the bowl. It looks like a small black speck.

Correction: The effect was staged by dropping shavings of dry ice into the water. The 'black speck' you see is part of the plughole of the font (How do you think they drain the water out?).

Corrected entry: When Keanu Reeves is about to go see his father, he goes out into the empty street and looks back. There you see the shadow of a film crew member in the middle of the street. (01:56:05)

Correction: Kevin walks out of the hosptial, after talking to Pam, looks back and she is gone Before walking out into the middle of the street that is his shadow near the curb. I have watched this whole scene (until they cut to being in Milton's office) several times in slow-motion and there is never any other shadow but Kevin's.

Luna Negra

Corrected entry: During the fight scene that is supposedly taking place at Madison Square Garden, there are signs in both of the corners of the ring and up on the walls in the far background of the arena that say "Caesar's." This would indicate that this fight took place at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Packergirl

Correction: I'm sure that there must be more than one 'Caesar's' in the world. Even if there isn't a Caesar's in Madison Gardens in the 'real world', this is a fictional film.

Correction: Remember two things about Craig: 1) He's a billionaire so he could afford any bail that was set, 2) With this managing partner, the law firm is probably able to get almost anything accomplished.

Revealing mistake: As Mary Ann is dying, Kevin is holding her close to him, hugging her. From the behind shot of Mary Ann, you can see, sticking out from behind the right side of her neck/hair, is a tube and the yellow packet that held the blood/pump. (01:53:00)

Luna Negra

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Trivia: Does anyone else notice the parallels between this movie and City Hall? They both have Al Pacino running New York City and his "right hand man" is named Kevin.

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Question: At the end of the movie, how did Kevin's decision to not represent Getty's make him lose his case and how could he possibly be disbarred for making such a decision?

Answer: In short, a lawyer may not withdraw from a case if doing so will adversely affect the interest of client. At this point in the trial, if he withdrew, it could prejudice Getty in the eyes of the jury (i.e. they might think he's guilty because his lawyer doesn't want to defend him anymore). Source: Florida RPC 4-1.16 Declining or Terminating Representation.

Bishop73

But, could his refusal to represent Getty any longer allow Getty to get him disbarred?

The State Bar Association would be the entity that would determine if Kevin will be disbarred. All Getty could do is bring grievances to the Association, but it would be a matter of public record that Kevin withdrew in the middle of trial that and it would be more likely that the Judge reports Kevin to the Bar. Getty's recourse of action would be to sue Kevin, but that wouldn't result in disbarment.

Bishop73

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