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


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