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The Devil's Own (1997)

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A police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.

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Storyline

A thriller about an IRA gunman who draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. Frankie McGuire is one of the IRA's deadliest assassins. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, force Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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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 »


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Rated R for strong brutal violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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26 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enemigo íntimo  »

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Budget:

$86,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,063,265, 30 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,868,348

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,807,547
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At the beginning, when Frankie's Mother is dishing out the stew for dinner, she sits down, picks up her napkin and then clasps her hands together for grace without serving herself any food. In the next wide shot there is food on her plate. See more »

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[first lines]
Frankie's Mother: How was your day?
Frankie's Father: It was a bit cold.
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Referenced in Dennis Pennis R.I.P. (1997) See more »

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Rock The Boat
Written by Wally Holmes (as Waldo Holmes)
Performed by The Hues Corporation
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Inaccurate
1 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is just a second-rate thriller which uses Northern Ireland as a convenient backdrop to add colour. Unfortunately, the portrayal of Belfast and the terrorists and intelligence community is stereotypical, romanticised and hugely inaccurate. The gun battle at the beginning is just ludicrous and from then on the film becomes a showcase for nauseating Irish-American 'culture,' all blarney and dreaming of the 'oul country. The acting doesn't help as Ford sleepwalks and Pitt can't maintain the accent. It is possible to make good thrillers set in Northern Ireland which do not dodge the politics and have sensitivity, but none of them have been made by US production companies. 'Harry's Game' is by far the best example, devastatingly accurate closely followed by 'The Children of The North' and the black comedy 'Divorcing Jack' more recently. See these and give this Hollywood rubbish a miss.


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