December 10, 2019
Why the Law?
In the 1997 movie The Devil's Advocate, Al Pacino portrays Satan, and Keanu Reeves portrays his son, who is unaware that Pacino is his father. Reeves is a hotshot lawyer from Florida who is lured away to New York City to work for Pacino's law firm. Near the end of the movie, Reeves confronts Pacino about his identity. Pacino proceeds to give a speech about who he is and what his plans are. There is a revealing part of the speech where Reeves asks Pacino why he, Satan, is using the law as part of his plan. Kevin (Reeves): Why the law? Cut the s‑‑‑, Dad! Why lawyers? Why the law? Milton (Pacino): Because the law, my boy, puts us into everything. It's the ultimate backstage pass; it's the new priesthood, baby. Did you know there are more students in law school than there are lawyers walking the Earth? We're coming out, guns blazing! The two of you, all of us, acquittal after acquittal...(Read Full Article)