Devils Own

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Product Overview

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 208385753
UPC 043396275355
UPC 14 00043396275355
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Betrayal
Cops
Deception
Irish
Politics
Suspense
Terrorism
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note THE DEVIL'S OWN, 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.
Plot Summary
Summary THE DEVIL'S OWN is an intelligent suspense thriller by award-winning director Alan J. Pakula. Francis "Frankie" McGuire (Brad Pitt) is an IRA terrorist fueled by the need to avenge his father's execution, which he witnessed as a child in Belfast, Northern Ireland. McGuire comes to New York under an alias on a mission to acquire missiles for use back home in the Northern Irish fight for independence from the British. Needing a hideout, he's placed in the home of Irish-American Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford), an ethical family man whose background as a veteran cop presents a perfect cover. However, an unexpected bond develops between the two men, and Frankie finds himself viewing O'Meara as a long-lost father figure. Yet the men's friendship is doomed by the weight of Frankie's lies, his secret mission, and the violent world that he belongs to--one that is bound to invade his protector's house. The film, revealing a complex plot and equally complex characters, was the last directorial effort from Pakula, who died in a tragic car accident.
Reviews
USA Today "...[A] subliminally moody dark tone....The movie is crafted by pros..." 03/26/1997 p.4D
New York Times "...[Pitt] gives a first-rate, madly photogenic performance....THE DEVIL'S OWN delivers two traffic-stopping star turns for the price of one..." 03/26/1997 p.C21
Entertainment Weekly "...[A] quiet, absorbing, shades-of-gray drama....THE DEVIL'S OWN knows the true price of violence..." 03/21/1997 p.49-50
Directors
Alan J. Pakula
Actors
Harrison Ford
Brad Pitt
Cast & Crew
Ruben Blades - Star
Harrison Ford - Star
Margaret Colin - Star
Treat Williams - Star
George Hearn - Star
Natascha McElhone - Star
Brad Pitt - Star
David Cohen - Screenwriter
Bernie Pollack - Costume Designer
Dennis Virkler - Editor
Lloyd Levin - Producer
James Horner - Composer
Vincent Patrick - Screenwriter
Gordon Willis - Director of Photography
Tom Rolf - Editor
Kevin Jarre - Screenwriter
Donald Laventhall - Producer
Alan J. Pakula - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1997
Catalog ID 27535
UPC 00043396275355
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 111 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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