Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Devil’s Own (1997)

This is an okay movie. In 1993, IRA gunman Frankie McGuire (Brad Pitt) travels to New York using an alias, with the goal of buying missiles and using a fishing boat to take them to Ireland. He stays with the family of New York police sergeant Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford), who are unaware of his true purpose for visiting. When some masked gunman break into the house, O'Meara becomes suspicious of the stranger. He finds a stash of money hidden in the basement bathroom and confronts McGuire and demands to know the details of his mission.

This was the last film for director Alan Pakula who he died almost two years after its release in a car accident. The British and Irish governments decided under the 1998 Belfast Agreement that the status of Northern Ireland will remain unchanged as long as the majority of the population is supportive.


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