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Clear and Present Danger (1994)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 August 1994 (USA)
CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

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Jack Ryan is back and this time the bad guys are in his own government. When Admiral James Greer becomes sick with cancer, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. Almost before he can draw a breath in his new position, one of the president's closest friends and his family are murdered in their sleep by what appears to by drug cartels. Ryan is called in to investigate, but unknown to him the CIA has already sent a secret field operative to lead an illegal paramilitary force in Colombia against cartels. Things get even more complicated when his team is set up and he loses an agent in the field and a friend of his wife's, who was the murdered agent's secretary, is murdered that same day. Ryan must then risk not only his career, but his life to expose the truth behind the mystery. Written by SindyMac

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Rated PG-13 for some intense action/violence and language | See all certifications »

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3 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Peligro inminente  »

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$62,000,000 (estimated)

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$122,012,710 (USA)
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Mrs. Hardin was born on February 15, 1956. See more »

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When John Clark (Willem Dafoe) first meets Jack Ryan at the hotel in Bogata, her refers to Jack as Dr. Ryan. At the end of the conversation he asks "Do you like coffee Mr. Ryan?" See more »

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[Chavez was able to close in on the Sergeant Major by using a cheeseburger wrapper as a decoy]
Sergeant Major: Soldier, how did you get so close to me?
Chavez: Sniper approached the instructor by being a sneaky bastard, Sergeant Major!
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Followed by Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) See more »

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Il Viaggio A Reims (Die Reise nach Reims)
by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy LaserLight Digital
by arrangement with Source/Q.
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Condensed Clancy
8 April 2000 | by (Aberdeen, Scotland) – See all my reviews

The makers of this movie are to be congratulated for turning a Tom Clancy doorstop into a tense, tightly woven international thriller with a top notch cast and believeable plot. Where the previous two Jack Ryan movies depended on stunts and quite unbelieveable plot twists this film concentrates on a grubby little military/political incident (more the domain of intelligence men) and the men of honour and integrity (Ford and an under used Dafoe) trapped in the middle of it.

I also like this movie for its subtle dig at the American establishment and how it assumes it can coerce the weak into doing its bidding.

The Clark character in Clancy's fiction is an interesting one and deserves to be further developed. Casting Willem Dafoe in the part was actually a stroke of genius, and I could easily imagine his character in Platoon doing this kind of work if he had survived Vietnam. The fact that Dafoe is one of THE most underrated actors in Hollywood also means I like this.


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