The Devil's Own

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The Devil's Own ★★★ 1996 (R)

Irish-American New York cop Tom O'Meara (Ford) and wife Sheila (Colin) take charming Irish emigre Rory Devaney (Pitt) into their home and make him part of the family. But Rory, AKA Frankie McGuire, turns out to be an IRA terrorist who has hustled out of trouble in Belfast and now has a bloody purpose for coming to America. When Tom discovers just what it is, he tries to stop Rory before he destroys any more lives—including his own. More a lowkey character study than a slambang actioner, with Pitt cooly charismatic as the troubled gunman while Ford does his usual professional work as a good cop caught up in a bad situation. 110m/C VHS, DVD . Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Ruben Blades, Treat Williams, George Hearn, Natascha (Natasha) McElhone, Mitchell Ryan, Simon Jones, Paul Ronan; D: Alan J. Pakula; W: Kevin Jarre, David Aaron Cohen, Vincent Patrick; C: Gordon Willis; M: James Horner.