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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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This new version of the saga of CIA analyst Jack Ryan begins as Jack attends the London School of Economics. 9/11 happens. He subsequently enlists in the Marines, sustaining severe injuries when the chopper deploying him to Afghanistan is shot down. While in intense rehab, he grabs the attention of Harper, a man who works for the CIA and who would like Jack to finish his studies, get a job on Wall Street, and seek out terrorist plots through their financial transactions. Ten years pass. Jack finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin and thinks he should go to Russia to check out what's going on. He's told not to tell anyone who he is, including his girlfriend Cathy, which makes her doubt him when she catches him in some lies. In Russia, Cherevin assigns someone to assist Jack, but when the two are alone, the man tries to kill Jack instead, so Jack kills him. Obviously, Cherevin is hiding something. Jack goes to meet him and says he'll bring his fiancée along, but ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com / revised by statmanjeff

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Trust No One

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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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17 January 2014 (USA)  »

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$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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Trivia

The painting in Cherevin's office is Bogdan Willewalde's "Czar's Guard Captures 4th Line Regiment's Standard at Austerlitz." The Battle of Austerlitz was a victory for Napoleon and the engagement depicted in the painting was the only major Allied success in the battle. Ryan later alludes to the painting and wrongly connects it to the Battle of Waterloo, where Napoleon used cannon fire to distract attention from his attack. Unlike Austerlitz, Waterloo ended in Napoleon's defeat. See more »

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During the opening scene, Jack lies upon a bench, his head resting upon a trade paperback textbook entitled, "Further Mathematics for Economic Analysis." The setting of the shot is the London School of Economics, September 11th, 2001. The first edition of that said text wasn't published until August 14, 2005. See more »

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[first lines]
Jack Ryan: Hey, what's going on?
Student: In there. It's on the news.
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The title of the film doesn't appear until several minutes into the movie. See more »

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Featured in Jack Ryan: A Thinking Man of Action (2014) See more »

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Let It Go Slow
Written by Jerry Burnham & Wayne Cook
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Utterly forgettable
18 January 2014 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

In 2002 the underwhelming The Sum of All Fears - with Ben Affleck in the lead role - put the Ryan franchise in the morgue. 12 years on and the famous CIA analyst is back on the big screen with a brand new story and a fresh face. Perhaps they should've waited another dozen years, as this reboot is utterly forgettable and offers nothing in the way of originality or inventiveness. The action has no pulse, the plot is straight out of 1980 and there's no thriller element to keep you guessing as the "Trust No One" tagline on the poster would suggest; which is all a shock when you consider Kenneth Branagh was at the helm and his last effort Thor, was such a gleefully entertaining motion picture. It also doesn't help that the latest incarnation of Jack Ryan, as portrayed by Chris Pine, has about as much charisma as a tree. Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and Branagh are serviceable as love interest, mentor and villain respectively, however there's little any of them can do to boost the excitement levels. It's not a bad movie per se, just a run- of-the-mill affair you'll struggle to remember after the end credits.


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