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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 when he suddenly witnesses an explosion outside Buckingham Palace. It is revealed that some people are trying to abduct a member of the Royal Family but Jack intervenes, killing one of them and capturing the other, and stops the plan in its tracks. Afterwards, he learns that they're Irish revolutionaries and the two men are brothers. During his court hearing the one that's still alive vows to get back at Jack but is sentenced and that seems to be the end of it. However, whilst 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 is at the Naval Academy someone tries to kill him. He learns that they are also going after his family and so he rushes to find them, safe but having also been the victims of a failed assassination. 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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Action | Thriller

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$83,287,363 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Patrick Malahide was cast in a featured role, but had to pull out because of dates clashing with a television film, on which, he was working at the same time. See more »

Goofs

On US Rt. 50 West, there is no exit 24 at Rowe Blvd. The exit numbers are 24A and 24B. There is an exit numbered 24 on Rt. 50 eastbound. But all these exits are at grade (ground) level, not elevated as shown in the movie, and none have the collision absorption mechanism as shown. See more »

Quotes

[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 Face/Off (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Harry's Game
Performed by Clannad
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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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