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The Devil's Own (1997) Movie Information

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Alan J. Pakula


Brad Pitt
Harrison Ford
Margaret Colin
Rubén Blades
Natascha McElhone
Treat Williams





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An IRA terrorist is sent to the US to gather information and weapons when he is placed in another Irish American's home only to discover that he is a cop and not as willing to help him as he once thought.

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Alex 05/12/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A semi interesting look at the IRA and how it is brought to America. Pitt's accent is terrible for the most part, but Ford is exceptional. While it's plot is pretty thin, the end result is something that I can say I cared for. Risky to see.

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06/02/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

It's Not An American Story. It's An Irish One.

Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Starring Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Treat Williams, Ruben Blades, Margaret Colin, Natasha McElhone

A slow burning drama that is criminally underrated. This film is a fantastic character drama. It tells a very captivating and compelling story about an IRA terrorist who has become lost in his world of corruption and violence, and a noble cop who takes the man under his roof only to discover his true identity. I found this film to be surprisingly tragic and heartbreaking, I wasn't expecting it to be such an emotional film. I was expecting an action film, and I'm glad that this was far from that. This film is a character study and not a mindless action film.

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