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The Devil's Own Details


A policeman plays Good Samaritan to a visitor from Ireland, only to discover that he has a potentially deadly secret. Belfast-born Frankie McGuire (Brad Pitt) saw his father gunned down by enemy soldiers at the age of eight, and when he grew up he joined the Irish Republican Army, determined that one day his father's death would be avenged. An especially ruthless "volunteer," Frankie is responsible for the death of 13 British soldiers and 11 policemen. After a particularly bloody battle, Frankie sails to the United States in a ragged tugboat he has restored; with a huge bundle of cash, Frankie intends to buy a stock of Stinger missiles from an underground arms dealer in America, Billy Burke (Treat Williams). Upon arrival in New York, Frankie is met by a judge who is sympathetic to the IRA's cause and who arranges a place for him to stay. Using the name Rory Devaney, Frankie moves into the home of Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford), a scrupulously honest cop. Tom is already in the midst of a personal crisis; his friend and partner Edwin Diaz (Ruben Blades) recently shot a man that he knew was unarmed in the line of duty, and while Edwin wants Tom to help him cover up the matter, Tom's conscience will not allow it. When Tom begins to realize that "Rory" is not simply a man running from the violence of his homeland, he's torn between his sympathy for Frankie's tragic childhood and his desire to see justice served and prevent needless death in Ireland. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Harrison Ford
as Tom O'Meara
Brad Pitt
as Frankie McGuire
Margaret Colin
as Sheila O'Meara
Rubén Blades
as Edwin Diaz
Treat Williams
as Billy Burke
George Hearn
as Peter Fitzsimmons
Mitchell Ryan
as Chief Jim Kelly
Natascha McElhone
as Megan Doherty
Baxter Harris
as customs agent
Simon Jones
as Harry Sloan
Malachy McCourt
as bishop
Greg Stebner
as uniformed cop
Shane Dunne
as young Frankie
Bill Hoag
as trucker
Peter Rufli
as Irish musicians
Chance Kelly
as masked burglar
Anthony Brophy
as Gerard
Mya Michaels
as Hispanic woman
David Patrick O'Hara
as Martin MacDuff
Debbon Ayer
as tour guide
Victor Slezak
as Evan Stanley (FBI)
Gabrielle Reidy
as Frankie's mother
Hassan Johnson
as teenager
William Paulson
as detective
Damien Leake
as Art Fisher (FBI)
Julia Stiles
as Bridget O'Meara
Peggy Shay
as Aunt Birdie
Scott Nicholson
as rookie cop
Brendan Kelly
as Teddy
Mario Polit
as young Dominican
Jack McKillop
as Jack Fitzsimmons
David Wilmot
as Dessie
Rob McElhenney
as Kevin
Paul Ronan
as Sean Phelan
Ciaran O'Reilly
as Father Canlon
Gregory Salata
as Tony
Martin Dunne
as Frankie's father
Danielle McGovern
as Brooke
Mac Orange
as the maid
Joseph Dandry
as Joey the bartender
Samantha Conroy
as Frankie's sister
Kevin Nagle
as thug
Ashley Carin
as Morgan O'Meara


Alan J. Pakula
Robert F. Colesberry
Lawrence Gordon
David Aaron Cohen
Vincent Patrick
Robin Squibb
Kevin Jarre
Screen Story
Kevin Jarre
Gary Capo
Karen Wookey
Gordon Willis
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Tom Rolf
Dennis Virkler
Jane Musky
Production Designer
Robert Guerra
Art Director
Nathan Crowley
Art Director
Lucille Masone Smith
Associate Producer
Karen L. Thorson
Associate Producer
Lloyd Levin
Executive Producer
Bernie Pollack
Costume Designer
Dennis Virkler
Costume Designer
Steve Kirshoff
Special Effects
Robert Kirshoff
Special Effects
Peter Kohn
First Assistant Director
John Rusk
First Assistant Director
Alan B. Curtiss
First Assistant Director
Ruan Magan
First Assistant Director
Craig DiBona
Camera Operator
Ken Byrne
Camera Operator
Des Whelan
Camera Operator
Alixe Gordin
Nuala Moiselle
Martina McCarthy
Hair Styles
Todd Kasow
Music Editor
Michael Laudati
Dougal Cousins
Location Manager
Lewis Goldstein
Sound Effects Editor
Jonathan Filley
Unit Production Manager
James J. Sabat
Production Sound
Carla White
Jim O'Reilly
Technical Advisor
Michele Ortlip
Casting Associate
Harry Wiessenhaan
Special Effects Supervisor
Kirsten Schatz
Casting Associate
Ron Bochar
Supervising Sound Editor
Edward Wiessenhaan
Special Effects Supervisor
Bruce Pross
Foley Supervisor
John McDonnell
Unit Production Manager
Jim Henrikson
Music Editor
Frank Kern
Foley Editor
Steven Visscher
Foley Editor
Peg Schierholz
Hair Styles
Deborah Wallach
Action Director
Michael Stricks
Location Manager
Martin Levenstein
Additional Editing
Lee Dichter
Re-Recording Mixer
Dan Birch
Production Sound
Rosie Blackmore
David R. Ellis
Second Unit Director
Ellen Gannon
Production Coordinator
Fred Rosenberg
Dialogue Editor
Alice Byrne
Technical Advisor