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The Devil's Own

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The Devil's Own
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Cinema Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Release Date 1997
Language English
Studio Columbia Pictures
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
N.Y.P.D. Sergeant Tom O'Meara Harrison Ford
Francis "Frankie" McGuire Brad Pitt
Sheila O'Meara Margaret Colin
Edwin Diaz Ruben Blades
Billy Burke Treat Williams
Deputy Chief Jim Kelly Mitchell Ryan
Harry Sloan Simon Jones

The Devil's Own is a 1997 thriller starring Brad Pitt as an IRA gunman who travels to New York in order to secure Stinger missiles to use against the British in his native Ireland. While in the United States, operatives arrange for him to live with an NYPD sergeant (Harrison Ford) and his family, who do not know his true identity. This was the final film directed by Alan J. Pakula, who was killed in a freak car accident in 1998.

The following weapons were used in the film The Devil's Own:



Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel

NYPD Sergeant Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford) carries as his service sidearm a Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel with Pachmayr Prsentation grips . One of these revolvers is also used by the Loyalist gunman who murders Frankie Maguire's father in 1972, when he is still a boy.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel with black rubber grips - .38 Special
The Loyalist (UVF? UDA?) gunman executes Frankie Maguire's father in front of his family.
Tom O'Meara takes cover behind his NYPD cruiser with his S&W Model 10 HB in hand.
NYPD Sergeant Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford) searches for Maguire on the boat with his Model 10 HB.
Another view of O'Meara with his Model 10.
O'Meara's Model 10 lies on the deck of the boat after he gets shot and drops it.
A publicity still of Harrison Ford as NYPD Sergeant Tom O'Meara with his S&W Model 10 HB.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford) also carries a Smith & Wesson Model 36 as his backup weapon. At one point, Frankie Maguire takes this revolver from Tom and uses it in the later part of the movie.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 'Chief's Special' - .38 Special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Tom's Model 36 seen clearly in his ankle holster.
Tom brandishes the Model 36.
Tom O'Meara hold the S&W Model 36 on Frankie Maguire.
Maguire wields the Model 36.

SIG-Sauer P226

When Frankie Maguire (Brad Pitt) is visited in hiding by another IRA member, he comes out of his hiding spot brandishing a SIG-Sauer P226.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Maguire emerges from hiding holding his SIG-Sauer P226.
Another shot of Maguire with the SIG.

Browning BDA 380

When Frankie Maguire comes to America under the alias Rory Devaney, he takes along a Browning BDA 380 pistol, which he hides in the same bag with the money needed to purchase the Stinger missiles.

Browning BDA 380- .380 ACP
A close-up of Maguire's Browning BDA 380.
Maguire checks the bag of money in which the BDA 380 is also stashed.

Heckler & Koch P7M8

When the shootout in Belfast ends, the Mi-5 agent Harry Sloan (Simon Jones) kills "Desmond" (David Wilmott) with a Heckler & Koch P7M8 pistol after Desmond refuses to tell him where Frankie Maguire is hiding.

Heckler & Koch P7M8 - 9x19mm
Harry Sloan draws his H&K P7M8 on Desmond.

Colt Government Model 380

The angry man (Sixto Ramos) at the site of the domestic disturbance is armed with a small pistol which appears to be a Colt Government Model 380.

Colt Government Model 380 - .380 ACP‎
The angry man with his Colt Mustang pointed at Diaz.
The angry man just before O'Meara disarms him.

Smith & Wesson Model 28

A Smith & Wesson Model 28 is used by the thief whom Tom O'Meara and his partner Diaz (Rubén Blades) catch breaking into a pickup truck.

Smith & Wesson Model 28 'Highway Patrolman', 6.5" barrel - .357 Magnum.
The carjacker pulls the S&W Model 28 from the glove compartment of the pickup. Note the tapered shrouded-lug barrel, indicating .357 N-frame as opposed to the bull barrel of a Smith & Wesson Model 19. Note also the cylinder-barrel gap, further indicating a .357 S&W N-frame.
The Model 28 lying beside the carjacker's body.

Ruger KP94

After Frankie kills several of his men, Billy Burke (Treat Williams) dives into his car and comes out with a Ruger KP94 pistol, which he uses to shoot at Frankie.

Ruger KP94DC (Stainless, Decocker) - 9x19mm
Billy Burke goes for his Ruger KP94 in a beautiful side shot.
Burke fires his KP94 at Maguire.

Smith & Wesson 5946

In the climax of the film, Frankie Maguire (Brad Pitt) is seen using a Smith & Wesson 5946 when he confronts Tom O'Meara. The 5946 is one of several authorised pistols for purchase by NYPD officers.

Smith & Wesson 5946 - 9x19mm
Maguire sets the S&W 5946 down at the wheel of his boat.
Maguire searches for O'Meara with his S&W 5946 at the ready.
A close-up of the 5946 as Maguire fires it.
A publicity still of Brad Pitt as Frankie Maguire with his S&W 5946.

Submachine Guns


MAC-10 machine pistols are used by several of the other IRA gunmen during the shootout in Belfast.

Ingram MAC-10 - 9x19mm
Seanie takes out his MAC-10 while waiting for the SAS to arrive.
He opens fire on the SAS.
Seanie reloads his MAC-10.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The SAS operators who attempt to apprehend Frankie Maguire and his Active Service Unit are all armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns. There is a continuity error in that the MP5s have the older-style "slimline" handguard when the SAS men are in their car loading their weapons, but when the firefight starts, the MP5s have the newer "tropical"/wide-type handguard.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "slimline" forearm, stock extended - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" forearm, stock extended - 9x19mm
SAS operators load up their H&K MP5A3s while in the car waiting for Frankie Maguire to show up at the building they've staked out. Note the 'slimline' foregrips.
An SAS man emerges from cover with his MP5A3 ready. Note his gun now has a 'tropical' (wide) foregrip.

Assault Rifles

Norinco Type 56-1

A Norinco Type 56-1 (Chinese AKS-47/AKMS) assault rifle is used by Frankie Maguire (Brad Pitt) during the opening gun battle in Belfast between the British Army and Maguire's Provisional I.R.A. Active Service Unit.

Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
Frankie Maguire grabs his Chinese Type 56-1 rifle from its hiding place on a coat hanger.
Maguire reloads his Type 56-1 in the middle of the gunfight.
Maguire opens fire with his Type 56-1, spraying the British soldiers outside with gunfire. The hooded front sight - a future unique to Chinese AKs, is clearly visible in this shot.
Maguire flees the building with his Type 56-1 in hand.
Maguire fires his Type 56-1.


An M16A1 is used by the IRA gunman "Desmond" (David Wilmott) during the gun battle in Belfast. Another is used by one of Billy Burke's (Treat Williams') men during the scene where Frankie Maguire confronts him.

Colt M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Desmond loads up his M16A1 (the gunman on his left has a MAC-10).
Desmond opens fire on the SAS with his M16A1 from a window.
Maguire gives Desmond back his M16 after he gets shot.
Desmond lies unconscious with his M16 across his lap.


The British Army regulars who are involved in the Belfast shootout are all armed with the L85A1 service rifle.

L85A1 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm
British soldiers with L85A1s take up firing positions after the SAS are overwhelmed by Maguire and his Active Service Unit.
More British soldiers leap from a Saracen APC with L85A1s in hand.
The British soldiers lay down suppressive fire with their L85A1s.
A soldier lies dead with his L85A1 after taking a round in the forehead from Maguire's AK.
A soldier holds his L85A1 on Desmond as he moves to take away his M16.


Remington Model 31 (MGC Replica)

One of the thugs whom Burke sends to Tom O'Meara's house to look for the money that Maguire owes him wields a pistol gripped short-barreled shotgun. Since this shotgun is held in close proximity to an actor's head and never fired, this is most likely the MGC replica of the Remington Model 31.

MGC Replica Remington Model 31 with pistol grip and folding stock from the Remington 870.
A thug uses a short-barreled shotgun to threaten Sheila O'Meara (Margaret Colin).
The thug wields the shotgun. Because this weapon is held so close to another actor, this is most likely an MGC replica of the Remington Model 31.

Ithaca 37

A pistol-griped, short-barreled Ithaca 37 is used by one of Billy Burke's men when Frankie Maguire goes to the warehouse to get the missiles from them. Maguire himself also winds up using this shotgun to kill several of Burke's men.

Ithaca Model 37 riot with pistol grip - 12 Gauge
The Ithaca 37 pistol-grip shotgun in the hands of Burke's man before Maguire snatches it.
Maguire fires the Ithaca.
Maguire racks the pump on the shotgun futilely after it empties.

Machine Guns


The British L7A2 variant of the FN MAG general-purpose machine gun is fitted to a Saracen APC during the shootout in Belfast.

British L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
A British soldier in a Saracen's gun turret fires an L7A2 GPMG at the building where the IRA gunmen are holed up.


The movie revolves around a plot by the Provisional IRA to acquire FIM-92A Stinger surface-to-air missiles, for which Frankie Maguire (Brad Pitt) is sent to the U.S. to make the purchase from arms dealer Billy Burke (Treat Williams). However, no Stingers ever appear on-screen during the entirety of the film (even though the trailer featured stock footage of a Stinger launcher being used). The only glimpse of the missiles that the viewers ever see are the cases which (allegedly) contain them. However, the cases are marked with "M41" which is the designation for the shoulder launcher for the earlier FIM-43 Redeye, indicating that they are actually cases for these rather than Stingers.

The most we ever see of the "Stinger" missiles in The Devil's Own. Note the bottom line which says "INTERCEPT AERIAL M41", the designation for an older Redeye launcher.

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