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Devils Own (1997)

Director: Alan J. Pakula     Starring: Harrison Ford Brad Pitt
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Format: DVD
Sku: 208385753
UPC: 043396275355
UPC 14: 00043396275355
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/16/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 111 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1997
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 27535
Video UPC UPC: 00043396275355
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ruben Blades
Video Cast Info Harrison Ford
Video Cast Info Margaret Colin
Video Cast Info Treat Williams
Video Cast Info George Hearn
Video Cast Info Natascha McElhone
Video Cast Info Brad Pitt
Video Cast Info David Cohen - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Bernie Pollack - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Dennis Virkler - Editor
Video Cast Info Lloyd Levin - Producer
Video Cast Info James Horner - Composer
Video Cast Info Vincent Patrick - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Gordon Willis - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Tom Rolf - Editor
Video Cast Info Kevin Jarre - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Donald Laventhall - Producer
Video Cast Info Alan J. Pakula - Director
Plot 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.

Professional 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

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Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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