The Devil's Own
- Original title
The Devil's Own
- Running time
- 111 min.
- United States
Alan J. Pakula
Kevin Jarre, David Aaron Cohen, Vincent Patrick
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Thriller. Mystery | Terrorism. IRA
- Synopsis / Plot
- Alan J. Pakula's last film, is a character-driven thriller that confronts suspense and gritty realism head-on. Harrison Ford plays Tom O'Meara, an Irish-American cop in New York who opens his home and family to Francis "Frankie" McGuire (Brad Pitt), whom they believe is a refuge-seeking immigrant from Belfast. They later discover that their visitor is an IRA rebel on a terrorist mission. Buoyed by tense, strong performances from both stars, the film is ultimately a tragedy that explores the unexpected friendship of two men of similar ethnic roots, yet of different places, times, and values, and the cruel and senseless cycle of violence they face.
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