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The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 31 May 2002 (USA)
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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Mongrain ...
Syrian Radar Operator
Russell Bobbitt ...
Israeli Pilot
Admiral Pollack
Al Vandecruys ...
Richard Cohee ...
Mt. Weather General
Philip Pretten ...
President's Military Aide
Alison Darcy ...
Fowler's Aide
Ostap Soroka ...
Zorkin's Translator
Robert Martin Robinson ...
Zorkin's Interviewer


When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight and advice on the situation. Then the unthinkable happens: a nuclear bomb explodes in a U.S. city, and America is quick to blame the Russians. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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27,000 Nuclear Weapons. One Is Missing.


Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disaster images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La suma de todos los miedos  »


Box Office


$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,178,526, 2 June 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The third Jack Ryan film was originally planned to be based on Tom Clancy's "The Cardinal of the Kremlin". But the novel was deemed too difficult to adapt into a film. See more »


When Mason is loading the crate containing the bomb into his truck, the forklift pallet is clearly still attached to the bottom of the crate. When Mason reaches the stadium and unloads the crate, the forklift pallet is missing. See more »


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Title Card: In 1973, Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against Israel. By Day Two, Israeli ground forces appeared on the verge of defeat. In the event that their ground forces were overrun, an Israeli A-4 jet took off on patrol with one nuclear bomb.
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References Fail-Safe (1964) See more »


If We Get Through This
Written by Carole King, Tabitha Fair & John Parish
Performed by Tabitha Fair
Produced by Robbie Kondor
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User Reviews

Um, yes, I need to deliver some information to prevent a war, is that cool with you guys? Worth a rent.
30 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

First thing that struck me was the casting of Ben Affleck- im not sure why and if this was just me, but i expected him to come out with some punch lines and start cracking jokes at any second- he just didn't fit the role for me personally. Morgan Freeman also didn't seem to have a solid cast in this movie.

The story was fairly captivating however, Cromwell was good to watch as always and Morgan Freeman did his best given the role Overall worth a rent but probably not a buy guys. Catch it on TV if you can and you will be probably entertained for that night.


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