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Patriot Games (1992)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  5 June 1992 (USA)
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When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge.

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A former Navy SEAL turned CIA operative seeks revenge after his girlfriend is killed by a Baltimore drug lord.

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Former CIA analyst, Jack Ryan is in England with his family on vacation. He then goes to Buckingham Palace to meet them when there's an explosion. Some people are trying to abduct a member of the Royal Family but Jack stops them killing one of them and capturing the other. He learns that they're Irish revolutionaries and the two men are brothers. The one that's still alive vows to get Jack. Later while the man is being transported, he is broken out. Jack learns of this but doesn't think there's anything to worry about. But when he's at the Naval Academy someone tries to kill him but he stops him. He learns that they're also going after his family so he rushes to find them but they made an attempt but they survive. That's when Jack decides to rejoin the CIA. And they try to find the man before he makes another attempt. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Not for honor. Not for country. For his wife and child. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language and violence | See all certifications »

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5 June 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Juego de patriotas  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$83,287,363 (USA)
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Trivia

In the film, the raid on the terrorist camp is carried out by the SAS, however in the book, it is carried out by French special forces. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, there is a game of Monopoly being played. The building of houses / hotels breaks the general rules. You have to build evenly, you cannot build a hotel on the Strand, with only two houses on the Trafalgar Square for example. Also the property card for Old Kent Road sits in the bank tray, but a player must own it, as it has a Hotel (and incorrectly another house) on it. The rent for landing on Oxford Street with a hotel is 1275, not 1100 (thats for 4 houses) as called out in the game. See more »

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[first lines]
Jack Ryan: [answering machine answers] Sorry, we can't come to the phone right now. If you leave a message, we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks.
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Followed by The Sum of All Fears (2002) See more »

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User Reviews

Terrific!, the best of the Tom Clancy adaptations!
2 December 2002 | by (Greenville, NY) – See all my reviews

I have wanted to see this film for quite a while now. Ive seen The Hunt For Red October(1990), and Clear and Present Danger(1994), and Patriot Games is much better than them. Patriot Games is a great thinking man's thriller, although its much less difficult to follow than "Clear and Present Danger". It has plenty of suspense and action, and Ford's acting is terrific. I am so surprised that Patriot Games is often considered the worst Clancy film, and "The Hunt For Red October" considered the best, but I think it should be the other way around. Overall a great suspenseful movie. 9 out of 10


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