A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 06, 2021
“Bite the Big Apple” (The Devil’s Advocate film, 1997)

The Devil’s Advocate (1997) is a film where Florida lawyer Kevin Lomax (played by Keanu Reeves) is lured to a big New York City law firm by John Milton (played by Al Pacino), who actually is the devil.

Lomax says to his wife Mary Ann (played by Charlize Theron) on a hotel balcony, in front of the New York City skyline:

“Go ahead...bite the Big Apple.”


Wikipedia: The Devil’s Advocate
The Devil’s Advocate (marketed as Devil’s Advocate) is a 1997 American supernatural horror film directed by Taylor Hackford, written by Jonathan Lemkin and Tony Gilroy, and starring Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, and Charlize Theron. Based on Andrew Neiderman’s 1990 novel of the same name, it is about an unusually successful young Florida lawyer (Reeves) invited to New York City to work for a major firm. As his wife (Theron) becomes haunted by frightening visual phenomena, the lawyer slowly begins to realize the owner of the firm (Pacino) is not what he appears to be, and is in fact the Devil.

Pacino’s character, Satan, takes the guise of a human lawyer named after the author of Paradise Lost, John Milton. The story and direction contain allusions to Milton’s epic, Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, and the legend of Faust.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
R | 2h 24min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 17 October 1997 (USA)

An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.
Director: Taylor Hackford
Writers: Andrew Neiderman (novel), Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron | See full cast & crew »

Daily Script
THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE
screenplay by
Jonathan Lemkin and Tony Gilroy
based on the novel by
Andrew Neiderman
(...)
EXT. HOTEL SUITE - BALCONY - NIGHT 14
The view. Wham. The definitive New York skyline.

EXT. HOTEL SUITE - BALCONY - NIGHT 15
KEVIN
‘Go ahead...’
(in her ear)
‘... bite the Big Apple.’

MARY ANN
(she’s dancing)
‘... Rats on the West Side, bed
bugs uptown, I can’t give it away
on Seventh Avenue. This town
don’t look good in tatters...’

(These lyrics are from The Rolling Stones’ 1978 song, “Shattered”.—ed.)

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