Drama: A hotshot attorney
discovers that working for a
large Manhattan law firm can
literally be hell.
Kevin Lomax (KEANU REEVES) is a
hot Florida defense attorney.
Having never lost a case, he's
drawn the attention of a large
Manhattan law firm run by John
Milton (AL PACINO), a ruthless
man who seemingly never needs any
The firm woos Kevin, offering him
a personal assistant, and a $400
hundred per hour billing
Kevin and his wife, Mary Ann
(CHARLIZE THERON), can't turn
that down and accept the job.
They move into a huge apartment
right across the hall from Leamon
Heath (RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON),
another lawyer at the firm, and
his wife Jackie (TAMARA TUNIE).
Milton likes what he sees and
quickly assigns Kevin to some of
the firm's bigger cases,
including one involving Alexander
Cullen (CRAIG T. NELSON), a real
estate mogul who may have killed
Some at the firm aren't happy
with Kevin's meteoric rise
through the ranks.
At home and unemployed, Mary Ann
tackles the job of decorating
their huge apartment and hangs
out with Jackie who helps her get
adjusted to life in New York.
Soon, Mary Ann begins to see
things -- evil, monstrous things.
Kevin's mother visits and acts
strangely around Milton. Mary Ann
begins to feel neglected and a
little crazy as Kevin spends more
and more time with work and with
Milton. Milton admires Kevin for
his amazing perception and power.
Once Mary Ann finally has a
mental breakdown from her
horrific visions, Kevin slowly
begins to understand what's going
on. As he discovers there's more
to Milton's devilish grin than
meets the eye, he must decide
what to do once he finds himself
in a truly hellish situation.
Kevin discovers that his mother
did the nasty with Milton years
ago and that he is Milton's aka
'The Devil's son. So he kills
himself. This really POs Milton
who wanted an heir to his
'kingdom'. Then POOF! It's like
none of the bad stuff really
happened. Kevin is reunited with
Mary Ann and Milton is sent
WHAT EVERYONE WILL BE
The over-the-top acting
of Al Pacino.