CIA analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo Nazis faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.
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
Peter Hardin was born on April 21, 1940. See more »
During the scene in which Ryan's motorcade is being attacked from the rooftops, many of the motorcade people jump out of their vehicles, and return fire with handguns. In one shot, a ground shooter fires at one of the thugs, and apparently hits him. However, the target grasps his abdomen, and plunges off the roof... before the shot is heard. See more »
[on Cutter's computer]
They're in. Congratulation, James, you've got your own little war.
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President Bennett's friends are murdered by Columbian Cali cartel drug
lord Escobedo. He seeks revenge by declaring them Clear and Present
Danger. Presidential Adviser James Cutter and Bob Ritter sends John
Clark (Willem Dafoe) and his team to direct bombs on the targets. It's
a secret mission that neither Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) nor his mentor
Jim Greer know about. Greer is sick with cancer. Ryan is appointed
Deputy Director of Intelligence and sent down to Bogota. Meanwhile
Escobedo has intelligence operative Félix Cortez who has inside info in
the White House and plans of his own.
It's an intriguing political espionage mixed with some well executed
action scenes. The ambush in Bogota is terrific action. Joaquim de
Almeida is a great villain. He has a great depth which is perfect for
his double dealing. It's a well made Tom Clancy spy movie.
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