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One man trapped by destiny, and another bound by duty. They're about to discover what they're willing to fight, and to die for. See more »
A police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harrison Ford ... Tom O'Meara

Brad Pitt ... Rory Devaney / Francis Austin McGuire

Margaret Colin ... Sheila O'Meara

Rubén Blades ... Edwin Diaz

Treat Williams ... Billy Burke

George Hearn ... Peter Fitzsimmons

Mitchell Ryan ... Chief Jim Kelly

Natascha McElhone ... Megan Doherty

Paul Ronan ... Sean Phelan

Simon Jones ... Harry Sloan

Julia Stiles ... Bridget O'Meara

Ashley Carin ... Morgan O'Meara
Kelly Singer ... Annie O'Meara

David O'Hara ... Martin MacDuff

David Wilmot ... Dessie

Anthony Brophy ... Gerard
Shane Dunne ... Young Frankie
Martin Dunne ... Frankie's Father
Gabrielle Reidy ... Frankie's Mother
Samantha Conroy ... Frankie's Sister
Baxter Harris ... Customs Agent

Hassan Johnson ... Teenager

Scott Nicholson ... Rookie Cop
Jonathan Earl Peck ... Jerry
Sixto Ramos ... Hispanic Man

Mya Michaels ... Hispanic Woman
Jessica Marie Kavanagh ... Hispanic Girl

Brendan Kelly ... Teddy

Kevin Nagle ... Thug
Gregory Salata ... Tony (as Greg Salata)
Joseph P. Dandry ... Joey the Bartender (as Joseph Dandry)
Jack McKillop ... Jack Fitzsimmons
Mac Orange ... The Maid

Malachy McCourt ... Bishop

Marian Tomas Griffin ... Cousin Eileen
Peggy Shay ... Aunt Birdie
Danielle McGovern ... Brooke
Ciarán O'Reilly ... Father Canlon (as Ciaran O'Reilly)

Rob McElhenney ... Kevin (as Rob McElhenny)
Donald J. Meade ... Irish Musician
Patrick Reynolds ... Irish Musician
Peter Rufli ... Irish Musician

Debbon Ayer ... Tour Guide

Mario Polit ... Young Dominican

Chance Kelly ... Masked Burglar
Greg Stebner ... Uniformed Cop
William Paulson ... Detective

Bill Hoag ... Trucker

Victor Slezak ... Evan Stanley - FBI

Damien Leake ... Art Fisher - FBI
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Wilson Cleveland ... Rory's friend (uncredited)

Ricardo Cordero ... Police Sergeant Aims (uncredited)

Joseph Tudisco ... Cop #1 (uncredited)
Ron Wall ... Desk Sergeant (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan J. Pakula 
Writing credits
Kevin Jarre (story)

David Aaron Cohen (screenplay) &
Vincent Patrick (screenplay) and
Kevin Jarre (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert F. Colesberry .... producer
Lawrence Gordon .... producer
Donald Laventhall .... executive producer
Lloyd Levin .... executive producer
Karen L. Thorson .... associate producer
Original Music by
James Horner 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tom Rolf 
Dennis Virkler 
Casting by
Alixe Gordin 
Production Design by
Jane Musky 
Art Direction by
Robert Guerra 
Set Decoration by
Leslie Bloom 
Costume Design by
Bernie Pollack 
Makeup Department
Jean Ann Black .... hair artist: Mr. Pitt (as Jean Black)
Jean Ann Black .... makeup artist: Mr. Pitt (as Jean Black)
Rosie Blackmore .... chief makeup artist: Dublin
Anne Dunne .... chief hair stylist: Dublin
Ken Jennings .... chief makeup artist: Dublin
Michael Kriston .... key hair stylist: Mr. Ford
Michael Laudati .... key makeup artist: Mr. Ford
Martina McCarthy .... chief hair stylist: Dublin
Aaron F. Quarles .... hair stylist (as Aaron Quarles)
Peggy Schierholz .... hair stylist
Carla White .... makeup artist
Mary Cooke .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Carole Dunne .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jonathan Filley .... unit production manager
John McDonnell .... unit manager: Dublin
Lucille Smith .... production supervisor (as Lucille Masone Smith)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan B. Curtiss .... first assistant director: Dublin
David R. Ellis .... second unit director: Dublin (as David Ellis)
John Gallagher .... first assistant director: second unit, Dublin (as John E. Gallagher)
Peter Kohn .... first assistant director
Ruan Magan .... second assistant director: Dublin
Michael Reichman .... dga trainee
Scott Robertson .... second second assistant director
John Rusk .... second assistant director
Daisy Cummins .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
James J. Archer .... set dresser (as Jim Archer)
Russ Bailey .... construction manager: Dublin
Nathan Crowley .... art director: Dublin
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master (as Robert J. Griffon Jr.)
John McDonnell .... assistant property master (as John B. McDonnell)
Nuala McKernan .... props leadman: Dublin
Fred Merusi .... construction coordinator
Eamonn O'Higgins .... set dresser: Dublin (as Eamon O'Higgins)
Mickey Pugh .... stand-by props: Dublin
Robert J. Scupp .... on-set dresser (as Robert Scupp)
Dick Tice .... leadman
Richard A. Ventre .... master scenic artist (as Richard Ventre)
Mickey Woolfson .... stand-by props: Dublin (as Micky Woolfson)
Eoin Bailey .... stagehand (uncredited)
Elise Bennett .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Michael 'Bones' Buono .... art production assistant (uncredited)
Matt Busch .... painter (uncredited)
Jason Carlin .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Jay Durrwachter .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Mick Flood .... props (uncredited)
Joey Genitempo .... on-set scenic: re-shoots (uncredited)
Serge Genitempo .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Rene Knol .... dressing props: Ireland (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gina Alfano .... dialogue editor (as Gina R. Alfano)
Daniel Birch .... production sound mixer: Dublin (as Dan Birch)
Ron Bochar .... supervising sound editor
Kam Chan .... foley editor
Benjamin Cheah .... assistant sound editor (as Ben Cheah)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Farrell .... cableman: Dublin
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor
Frank Kern .... foley editor
Annette Kudrak .... assistant sound editor
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson .... assistant sound editor (as Kimberly R. McCord)
Karen McMullen .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Pross .... foley supervisor
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator: Dublin
Nicholas Renbeck .... assistant sound editor
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue editor
James Sabat .... production sound mixer
Louis Sabat .... boom operator
Mike Schmidt .... cable person
Wyatt Sprague .... assistant sound editor
Steven Visscher .... foley editor (as Steve Visscher)
Deborah Wallach .... adr supervisor
Kenna Doeringer .... assistant adr editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Allan Zaleski .... sound effects librarian (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Phil Cory .... special effects (as Philip Cory)
Robert Kirshoff .... special effects
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects (as Steve Kirshoff)
Andrew McDade .... special effects
Steve Riley .... special effects
Harry Wiesenhaan .... special effects supervisor: Dublin (as Harry Wiessenhaan)
Edward Wiessenhaan .... special effects supervisor: Dublin
James Brady .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Byron K. Lovelace .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera operator (uncredited)
John Alden .... stunt double: Mr. Ford
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunt double: Mr. Blades (as Dan Barringer)
Richard L. Blackwell .... stunt player (as Richard Blackwell)
Dan Bradley .... stunt player
Keith Campbell .... stunt player
Doug Coleman .... stunt coordinator
Eliza Coleman .... stunt player
Bob Marrocco .... stunt player (as Robert Dale Marrocco)
Eddie Matthews .... stunt player
Scott Wilder .... stunt double: Mr. Pitt
Jim Wilkey .... stunt player
Stuart Clark .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Roy Farfel .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Dominick Hewitt .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Michael R. Long .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Donal O'Farrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Smyj .... stunts (uncredited)
Philippe Zone .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James R. Belletier .... second assistant camera (as Jim Belletier)
Francis Brady .... best boy electric (as Francis J. Brady)
Kenny Byrne .... camera operator: Dublin (as Ken Byrne)
Gary Capo .... director of photography: second unit, Dublin
Jack Coffen .... rigging gaffer
Louis Conroy .... gaffer: Dublin
Noel Cullen .... best boy electric: Dublin
Craig DiBona .... camera operator (as Craig Di Bona)
Edwin Effrein .... assistant camera: "b" camera (as Eddie Effrein)
Frank Graziadei .... video assist operator
Chris Hammond .... electrician
David Knox .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Dave Knox)
Terry Mulligan .... gaffer: Dublin
George Patsos .... key grip
James Pollard .... dolly grip
Michael Proscia Jr. .... gaffer (as Michael Proscia)
Scott Rathner .... first assistant camera
Ken Regan .... still photographer
Des Whelan .... camera operator: Dublin
Garret Baldwin .... electrician (uncredited)
Donal Caulfield .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Howard J. Cournoyer .... best boy rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Tim Davies .... grip (uncredited)
Zsolt Kadar .... camera loader (uncredited)
Ciaran Kavanagh .... camera focus: second unit (uncredited)
Davey Mayes .... generator operator: Dublin (uncredited)
Colin Mayo .... lighting technician: re-shoots (uncredited)
Thomas Mumme .... assistant camera: Wescam camera (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Jeff Petro .... assistant camera: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nuala Moiselle .... casting: Dublin
Michele Ortlip .... casting associate
Kirsten Schatz .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Timothy Alberts .... wardrobe supervisor (as Timothy J. Alberts)
Joan Bergin .... costume designer: Dublin
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton .... wardrobe supervisor
Ger Scully .... wardrobe supervisor: Dublin
Michael Anzalone .... set wardrobe (uncredited)
Cathie Filian .... costumes (uncredited)
Leslie Joyce .... costumes: Mr. Ford (uncredited)
Tara Van Zyl .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Andi Kasen Bergman .... first assistant film editor (as Andi Kasen)
Andrew Buckland .... apprentice editor
Terry Claborn .... color timer
Armando Fente .... second assistant film editor (as Armando Fente Jr.)
Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez .... second assistant film editor (as Sonia N. Gonzalez)
Joel Heller .... assistant editor: lightworks
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Kelly Irvine .... first assistant film editor
Marty Levenstein .... additional editor (as Martin Levenstein)
Javier Reyna .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Music Department
Missy Cohen .... assistant music editor
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Lesley Langs .... assistant music editor
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
Dan Lieberstein .... music editor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
James Fanning .... transportation co-captain
Gerry Fearon .... transportation captain: Dublin
Edward O'Donnell .... transportation captain
Bobby Marsh .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Justin Escher Alpert .... production assistant
Steve Altes .... stand-in: Mr. Pitt
Adam Baer .... location scout
Diane Bandolas .... production accountant
Joan G. Bostwick .... production assistant
Alice Byrne .... technical advisor
Frances Byrne .... production coordinator: Dublin (as Fran Byrne)
Mara Hade Connolly .... production accountant
Dougal Cousins .... location manager: Ireland
George Duffield .... production assistant
Gary Romolo Fiorelli .... production assistant
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant (as Jennifer Freed)
Ellen Gannon .... production coordinator
Cynthia Garcia .... assistant: Mr. Pakula
Donal Geraghty .... production accountant: Dublin
Lawrence Gordon .... presenter
Brendan Gunn .... dialogue coach
Karen Hale Wookey .... script supervisor: Dublin (as Karen Wookey)
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Lisa Hayden .... set assistant: Mr. Pakula
Michael J. Kinney .... production assistant (as Michael Kinney)
Samara Koffler .... assistant: Mr. Ford
Paul Kramer .... assistant location manager
Diana E. Latham .... assistant production coordinator
Neil Lewis .... production assistant
Gerry Lundberg .... publicist: Dublin
Paddy McCarney .... key production assistant
Evan D. McGlinn .... technical advisor
John McKenna .... armorer: Dublin
Pat McMahon .... armorer: Dublin
Lucas Meyers .... assistant: Mr. Gordon
Kellie Morrison .... location coordinator
Jimmy Murphy .... military advisor: Dublin
Linda Murphy .... assistant production coordinator: Dublin
Mal Murray .... military advisor: Dublin
Jim O'Reilly .... technical advisor
Evan Perazzo .... location scout
Peter Phillips .... production assistant
Nancy Rosing .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Gregory Routt .... location scout (as Greg Routt)
Peter Soldo .... production assistant
Catherine Solt .... assistant: Mr. Pakula (as Cathy Solt)
Robin Squibb .... script supervisor
Michael Stricks .... location manager
Anita Sum .... production assistant
Andrew Vogliano .... production assistant
Eric Yellin .... production assistant
John Ian Briody .... production assistant (uncredited)
Cara Butler .... dance instructor (uncredited)
Julia Campanelli .... stand-in: Margaret Colin (uncredited)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Joan Devilla .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Sile Dorney .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Gerry Ferrara .... projectionist (uncredited)
Keith Foston .... location assistant (uncredited)
Stefan Gesek .... production assistant (uncredited)
Melanie Gore-Grimes .... assistant location manager: Ireland (uncredited)
Andrew Hegarty .... assistant location manager: Ireland (uncredited)
Liz Keily .... boat coordinator: Ireland (uncredited)
Niall Martin .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Morris .... location assistant: Ireland (uncredited)
Maria O'Connor .... assistant location manager: Ireland (uncredited)
Peggy Robinson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Skip Rose .... stand-in: Harrison Ford (uncredited)
Tina Ross .... location assistant (uncredited)
Art Smith Jr. .... production assistant: New York City (uncredited)
Clodagh Tierney .... location assistant (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Mike Timoney .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Irapaul Turner .... production assistant (uncredited)
Frank Venegas .... set production assistant (uncredited)
David Wenzel .... stand-in (uncredited)
Sabine Wührer .... assistant script supervisor: Ireland (uncredited)
Steve Clark .... special thanks: Greenport Yacht and Shipyard
David Kapell .... special thanks: Mayor of the Village of Greenport
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, and for language
111 min
Color (Technicolor)
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The original script for the film was much darker than the version used for the final film. Amongst other elements: Pitt's Frankie the Angel character alternated between slaughtering all of the inhabitants of a crack house and crooning Irish music at a local pub; Ford's Tom O'Meara was a "hair bag cop" who got that unflattering nickname because he's been a uniformed officer for so long; and an entire scene consisted of O'Meara and his partner throwing vile insults at each other. This draft was the one that Brad Pitt read before deciding to sign onto the project.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the first shoot out Frankie yells to Ronnie and points to him. We see Ronnie turn the corner and start to shoot. However if you look closely debris is falling "upward". Obviously the shot is in reverse. The same shot is repeated moments later but correctly.See more »
[first lines]
Frankie's Mother:How was your day?
Frankie's Father:It was a bit cold.
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It's not an American stoory, it's an Oirish oon!, 20 July 2000
Author: ( from detroit, michigan

A large part of Brad Pitt's genius as a movie star is his ability to pick scripts. "The Devil's Own" certainly indicates a lapse in judgment, but to a Hollywood tough guy, an IRA role is irresistible. You get a leather jacket, a ski mask, a machine gun and a cool accent. The Ulster accent is, as every movie star knows, very easy to master: just randomly scramble your vowel sounds, say "fook's seek" frequently--and you're Oirish!

But far more laughable than the accents are the action scenes, which are so badly choreographed and edited, it's hard to believe the film is a Hollywood product. First there is Sean and Frankie's shootout with "half the fookin' army," which they win. Then they escape because the British forget to watch the back door. Also, there is the mysterious appearance of a vast forest in the middle of downtown Belfast, into which IRA terrorists can easily escape when cornered. Next there is the shootout with Billy Burke, in which Frankie somehow manages to fire three rounds from a double-barrelled shotgun (taking out a sniper who, oddly enough, falls forward from the impact of a shot in the chest), retrieves his pistol and fires the same shot twice--hitting Billy Burke, who for some reason counted to ten before lunging for his own gun.

The biggest mistake was in casting Harrison Ford, a lead man who commands $20,000,000 per film, and putting him in a supporting role, which of course had to be rewritten and elevated to a co-lead. The result: instead of a film about an IRA terrorist who comes to the States to buy munitions (which is a good precept), we get a film about a New York cop who's got an IRA terrorist living in his basement. Anyone who initially proposed such a story to the studio would have been turned down, and that would have been fortunate for all involved.

In fairness to Pitt, he did try to walk away from the project, and in order to save face, ridiculed the movie before it hit the theaters, which suggests that he had more sense than anyone else on the set.

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