The Devil's Advocate script
Synopsis: Aspiring Florida defense lawyer Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) accepts a high-powered position at a New York law firm headed by legal shark John Milton (Al Pacino). As Kevin moves up in the firm's ranks, his wife, Mary Ann (Charlize Theron), has several frightening, mystical experiences that begin to warp her sense of reality. With the stakes getting higher with each case, Kevin quickly learns that his mentor is planning a far greater evil than simply winning without scruples.

DEVIL'S ADVOCATE - Rev. 11/2/96

INT. FLORIDA COURTROOM - DAY

Barbara on the stand. Everyone in place.

KEVIN:

Math hasn't exactly been yoursubject this year, has it?

BARBARA:

No.

KEVIN:

Any theories on why you've done sopoorly in math this year?

BARBARA:

It's not my fault.

KEVIN:

Would you say Mr. Gettys is theproblem?

(as she shrugs)

You're not sure. Have you hadany discipline problems in mathclass this year?

BARBARA:

No.

KEVIN:

No? Isn't it true Mr. Gettys hashad to talk to you repeatedlyabout your behavior? Isn't that

why he asked you to stay afterclass?

BARBARA:

No.

KEVIN:

Have other teachers ever asked youto stay after class?

BARBARA:

Once or twice.

KEVIN:

Did they want to talk about yourbehavior?

PROSECUTOR:

Objection. Immaterial.

KEVIN:

Goes to motive.

6.

(CONTINUED)

DEVIL'S ADVOCATE - Rev. 11/15/96 7.

5 CONTINUED:
5

JUDGE:

Overruled. You may answer thequestion.

BARBARA:

I don't know what the other

teachers wanted. You'd have to

talk to them.

KEVIN:

You ever pass notes in class,

Barbara? Maybe a note that madefun of Mr. Gettys?

BARBARA:

No.

KEVIN:

No? Never called him a

'disgusting pig monster'?

BARBARA:

No.

Kevin handing out paperwork.

KEVIN:

Your Honor, I've pre-marked thisDefense Exhibit A...

PROSECUTOR:

Objection, Your Honor, we've hadplenty of time for discovery here.

The Judge quickly studying his copy of the note.

JUDGE:

I'm gonna let this in, Mr. Lomax,

I'm also gonna suggest that ifyou have any other exhibits youpresent in a timely fashion or notat all.

KEVIN:

(right to

the note)

I'm sorry, Barbara, I was wrong,

it's 'huge hog beast'. This is

your handwriting, isn't it?

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Jonathan Lemkin

Jonathan Lemkin is an American screenwriter. He has written for the television series 21 Jump Street, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Hill Street Blues. more…

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