CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist 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.
Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads,... See full summary »
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
Dr. Elena Rhyzkov, a character mentioned in an early scene set in the CIA offices, was also a character in Phil Alden Robinson's Sneakers (1992) in which Rhyzkov was played by Lee Garlington, who also appears as Mary Pat Foley in this film. See more »
When Jack is in bed with Cathy, a shot of their feet shows Jack to be on the right. When we see their bodies, Jack is on the left. See more »
Let no man call us crazy. They called Hitler crazy. But Hitler was not crazy. He was stupid. You don't try and fight Russia and America. You get Russia and America to fight each other... and destroy each other.
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I didn't notice who was responsible for casting, but they made a huge mistake in casting Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan. I heard about him inheriting the role from Harrison Ford for some reason, but my first choice would have been to go back to Alec Baldwin, who did an excellent job in the Hunt for Red October. Morgan Freeman, usually brilliant, also seems to be thrown into this movie incorrectly. The story was convincing, but again star power doesn't necessarily translate into great story telling. Let Ben continue to do the romantic comedies and action movies, but leave the strong serial characters to someone who can truly embody the role.
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