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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

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Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

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A new version of the saga of CIA analyst, Jack Ryan. It begins when Ryan was attending the London School of Economics; and 9/11 happened. He would then enlist in the Marines and would go to Afghanistan. The chopper he was on would get shot down and he would suffer severe injuries that would require intense rehab. While there, he grabs the attention of a man named Harper, who works for the CIA and would like him to finish his studies and get a job on Wall Street so he can find out of any terrorist plot through their finances. A few years later, Ryan finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin. Jack thinks he should go to Russia to find out what's going on. Jack was told not to tell anyone who he is and that includes his girl friend Cathy. But she catches Jack in some lies which makes her doubt him. Jack goes to Russia and Cherevin assigns him someone to take care of him. But when they're alone the man tries to kill Jack. So Jack kills him. Obvious Cherevin is hiding ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,034,726 (USA) (17 January 2014)

Gross:

$50,549,107 (USA) (28 March 2014)
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Kevin Costner previously appeared in Field of Dreams (1989), which was directed by Phil Alden Robinson and featured Ben Affleck as an extra, and James Earl Jones (Adm. Greer) in a supporting role. Robinson and Affleck worked together again years later in The Sum of All Fears (2002). See more »

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The van the terrorist operates in NYC changes model years from an early-2000s version to a current model year. See more »

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[first lines]
Jack Ryan: What's going on?
Student: In there. It's on the news
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Follows Patriot Games (1992) See more »

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A Simple But Thrilling Spy Tale
19 January 2014 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Well made, excitingly paced action, spy pic. All of the lead actors were exactly what was needed: Chris Pine, soft on the eyes, action hero, an average Joe in for more than he bargained for, but a soldier first and foremost; Keira Knightley, the pretty innocent who tags along, and then is up to the tasks at hand; Kevin Costner, the old mentor and Kenneth Branagh, who gets special mention for playing a Russian flawlessly. The plot was not complicated, easy to understand, but exciting even with its simplicity. And the plot was thoughtful in our contemporary times: full of technology and ideas of economic terrorism. The films was pleasant in its setting: lavish apartments and office buildings, high tech screens, exteriors in Moscow.


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