Caught in the no-man's land between Saturday night sin and Sunday morning redemption, Louisiana lawman Harlan Stark finds that his intervention into a spectacular crime - the bold attempt to assassinate a charismatic preacher - soon escalates into a cosmic confrontation between Heaven and Hell, where angels are warriorsas dangerous as demons. Harlan and his loyal partner Jesse stand at the fulcrum between vengeful good and devious evil, with neither side showing anything like mercy.
Harlan must find the courage to break the cycle, and reject fanatical revenge - yet he too finds himself transformed. Outrageous, violent and subversive, this new adventure in horror from the director of Remember the Titans is sure to be controversial.
"Sympathy for the Devil" blends the seductive sensuality of Angel Heart, the genre-bending audacity of Pulp Fiction and the relentless intensity of The Omen when all hell breaks loose in New Orleans and the sacred becomes as deadly as the profane.