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The Devil's Own (1997)

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A police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.

Director:

Alan J. Pakula

Writers:

Kevin Jarre (story), David Aaron Cohen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Tom O'Meara
Brad Pitt ... Rory Devaney
Margaret Colin ... Sheila O'Meara
Rubén Blades ... Edwin Diaz (as Ruben Blades)
Treat Williams ... Billy Burke
George Hearn ... Peter Fitzsimmons
Mitchell Ryan ... Chief Jim Kelly
Natascha McElhone ... Megan Doherty
Paul Ronan ... Sean Phelan
Simon Jones ... Harry Sloan
Julia Stiles ... Bridget O'Meara
Ashley Carin ... Morgan O'Meara
Kelly Singer Kelly Singer ... Annie O'Meara
David O'Hara ... Martin MacDuff
David Wilmot ... Dessie
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Storyline

A thriller about an IRA gunman who draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. Frankie McGuire is one of the IRA's deadliest assassins. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, force Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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One man trapped by destiny, and another bound by duty. They're about to discover what they're willing to fight, and to die for. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enemigo íntimo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,274,503, 30 March 1997

Gross USA:

$42,868,348

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,807,547
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gordon Willis last film as cinematographer before his retirement. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when Frankie's Mother is dishing out the stew for dinner, she sits down, picks up her napkin and then clasps her hands together for grace without serving herself any food. In the next wide shot there is food on her plate. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frankie's Mother: How was your day?
Frankie's Father: It was a bit cold.
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Connections

Referenced in Spoiler Wars (2002) See more »

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There Will Never Be Another You
Written by Harry Warren & Mack Gordon
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12 January 1999 | by Craven-3See all my reviews

Now first of all I am not a Brad hater. I rather think he is quite a good actor. He shows good potential. As for Harrison Ford well the man is an icon. I have hardly ever left the cinema during a film but with this one I did.

Now as for why I really dislike this film.....First of all the accents. Oh please! Brad has as much an Irish accent as I do a Jamacian one. I was hoping that they would have asked me to be his voice double but for some reason they did not?? Ok next the story: Hollywood has a lot to answer for but their handling of a very volatile situation (to say the least) was equivalent in trying to make a world war 2 movie with Hitler as a tragic hero. I could go on being real political but I am not going to so there.

What else? Ehhhmmmm I am not too sure as I walked out after 35 minutes so that is all I have to say.


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