The Devil’s Own

The Devil’s Own – Action, Drama
Category – Movie (1997)


Content – Frankie is a member of the IRA that flees to America to hide, while working on his next plan. People help him and he stays with Tom and his family in New York. Tom is a NY police sergeant and has no idea who he has staying in his home. Tom and Frankie (going by Rory) begin to develop a friendship, while Frankie is working on a new deal. But when things start to go wrong, and Tom and his wife are jumped inside their home, Tom launches a personal investigation into his house guest. And when he discovers who he is, he arrests Frankie and is going to take him in. While he is taking Frankie in with his partner, and has his money in the trunk, Frankie escapes. Tom’s partner is shot and Frankie cannot get his money. Double crossed by the deal, Frankie gets revenge on all the men that hurt his friend Sam and Tom and his family. And Tom finds himself in a predicament – knowing who his house guest is, but wanting to help the Irish man who has become his friend. But who will prevail, Frankie or Tom? This scores a 8 out of 10.


Acting – Even twenty plus years ago, Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt could do no wrong. Their acting has been solid for so long, you cannot help but watch this movie and realize how good they both are. Brad portrays a heavy Irish accent, it can be difficult to understand at times, which is how you know it is good. You just cannot go wrong putting these two veteran actors together. Score is 9 out of 10.


Duration – 1 hr 49 min. A classic action drama of the 90’s, it can be a little long. I could see several scenes that could have been cut so that it wasn’t so drawn out. Maybe a little less drama and a bit more action? This gets a 6 out of 10.


TOTAL INDEX for The Devil’s Own – 23 out of 30


Recommended Watch – I will always recommend watching two legends within Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt, especially together!

The Devil’s Own (1997) Directed by Alan J. Pakula Shown: Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt

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