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Patriot Games (1992)

When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge.

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Storyline

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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Let the Games Begin. See more »

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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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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$83,287,363 (USA)
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Trivia

The attack on members of the Royal Family at the very beginning of the film was inspired by a very similar true life attempt to kidnap Princess Anne on 20, Mar 1974. She was in her car when a man shot her guard and driver, then she was subsequently helped by a passerby who attacked the criminal and saved her. See more »

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When the police are running to the IRA kidnapping attempt whistles are heard. Police haven't whistled for assistance since the middle of the 20th Century, and tend to use modern items like radios nowadays. 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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Referenced in The General's Daughter: Behind the Secrets (1999) See more »

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The Pride Of Our Land
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Performed by The Blended Spirits
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An action packed movie that conveys a man's love for his family and a moral consciousness of right from wrong for his fellow human beings.
6 August 2004 | by (denver, colorado) – See all my reviews

I have read all of the Tom Clancy fiction books and the first time I saw the Patriot Games I was very disappointed that the movie didn't follow the book more closely. I feel that the incident in England, the way it happened in the book is much more exciting and entertaining than the movie and it carries over to the gathering at the Ryan's home later in the movie and the ending in the book is even more dramatic. But, after watching the movie a few more times and reading the book several more times I realized that because there is so much that happens in the book, there is no way to fit it in the movie. I have come to the conclusion that the story line in the movie has captured the basic tale involved showing the type of person Jack Ryan is and the principals that he stands for throughout all of Tom Clancy's books.


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