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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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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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Not for honor. Not for country. For his wife and child. 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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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$83,287,363 (USA)
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The room number at the beginning of the film where Jack Ryan is staying is 713. Harrison Ford's birthday is 7/13. See more »

Goofs

The announcement also contradicts itself, telling passengers both that the train is for Hatton Cross and that they must change at Acton Town for Hatton Cross. Also, the instruction "all change" means that passengers for ANY other destination must change, and is not used in relation to a specific destination. 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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Theme from Harry's Game
Performed by Clannad
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Harrison Ford is the coolest.
2 November 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Patriot Games is a very well done action movie. I didn't feel dumbed down by the plot and everyone took their role seriously. Harrison Ford is the best action star of his generation and this movie is a brillant example of how Hollywood can sometimes make a good action picture. The film is well cast and the direction by Phillip Noyce is top notch. Patriot Games is well worth your while, especially if you like smart action pictures and Harrison Ford.


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