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The Devil's Own

The Devil's Own

The Devil's Own is a 1997 American action thriller film starring Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Rubén Blades, Natascha McElhone, Julia Stiles, Margaret Colin, and Treat Williams. It was the final film directed by Alan J. Pakula, who died the next year, and the final film photographed by Gordon Willis, who retired soon after. The film was written by Vincent Patrick, David Aaron Cohen, and Kevin Jarre.

Plot

In 1972, eight-year-old Frankie McGuire witnesses his father killed for being an Irish republican sympathizer. Twenty years later in Belfast, an adult Frankie and three other IRA members are engaged in a gun battle with British Army soldiers. One gunman is killed and another, Desmond, is wounded as Frankie and Sean Phelan flee. Hiding in the countryside, Frankie and his friend, Martin MacDuff, spot a British Army helicopter circling overhead and decide they need Stinger missiles.