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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
As a favor to a friend, policeman Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford) lets visiting Irishman Rory Devaney (Brad Pitt) stay with him and his family in New York City. Rory's visit is quiet at first, but when Tom and his wife, Sheila (Margaret Colin), return home one day, they're accosted by intruders. Tom soon realizes that Rory is in the Irish Republican Army. When it becomes clear that Rory's stateside trip is part of an effort to transport illegal guns to Dublin, Tom is compelled to stop him.

Cast: Harrison Ford , Brad Pitt , Margaret Colin , Ruben Blades , Treat Williams , George Hearn , Mitchell Ryan , Natascha McElhone

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Tristar

The Devil's Own (1997)

Release Date: March 26th, 1997|1 hr. 50 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Pitt and Ford try to dig deeper, but the script undercuts them with preachy dialogue that might as well read, "Insert stereotype here." show more

  • That the would-be buddies are played by Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt ensures enough star power to keep things moving even during the sluggish early scenes that set up their relationship. show more

  • Though Hour 2's heavy emphasis on physical and emotional confrontations stimulates dramatic momentum, this respectable superstar meeting is finally, of all things, ordinary. [26Mar1997 Pg04.D] show more

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  • August 12, 2011 Susie
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    I AGREE with the one above me - the Irish accent was perfect and the acting superior! Brad Pitt never disappoints me!

  • August 08, 2008 tommytoes3248
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    I was truly amazed at Brad Pitt's performance. He caught accent and demeaner of a conflicted young Irish miltant perfectly. He even captured the look. His interactions with Harrison Ford tore at the heart.The viewer was pulled in the center of their emotional distress. The finale left me with a feeling of terrible sadness but also a better understanding of the both characters and their moral beliefs and of the situation in Northern Ireland.

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