The Devil's Own Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: February 24th, 1998

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, Rubén Blades, Treat Williams, George Hearn, Mitch Ryan, Natascha McElhone

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Quest, Tense, Police station, Transformation, Spirited, 1990s, 1970s, New York City, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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]

  • 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

  • The moral reasoning in the film is so confusing that only by completely sidestepping it can the plot work at all. show more

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