The Devil's Own
is a 1997 action thriller film starring Harrison Ford
and Brad Pitt
, and was directed by Alan J. Pakula, which would turn out to be the last film he made before his death a year after its release.
Frankie McGuire, an IRA assassin, escapes to New York in order to buy weapons, where he stays in the house of police officer Tom O'Meara, who knows nothing about Frankie's identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, force Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.
Tropes seen in the film:
- Fake Irish: Brad Pitt as IRA terrorist Frankie McGuire.
- Old Shame: Brad Pitt reveals his dislike for the film, calling it as the most irresponsible bit of filmmaking that he's ever seen. He even tried to walk out on the project when the film's script was incoherent.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Brad Pitt's Irish accent keeps disappearing from time to time.