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.
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.
|contentLocation||New York City Northern Ireland|
|director||Alan J. Pakula|
|editor||Dennis Virkler Tom Rolf|
|events||New York City Police Department Provisional Irish Republican Army terrorism The Troubles|
|genre||action crime drama thriller|
|keywords||arms dealer black market british army cocktail party engage fishing boat force gun battle hide ira irish mob irish mobster irish republican kill mask morning nypd police station severed head staten island stinger missiles three daughters true identity wait wound|
|producer||Lawrence Gordon Robert F. Colesberry|
|recordedAt||Clogherhead Greenport Inchicore New Jersey New York City Wicklow Mountains|
|theme||chase northern terrorism|