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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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Action | Drama | Thriller

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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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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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Trivia

After Dead Again (1991), this is the second film directed by Kenneth Branagh to feature a clip from Sorry, Wrong Number (1948). See more »

Goofs

Aleksandr has spent a lot of time and effort turning his van into a convincing replica of an NYPD ESU van, complete with bull bars, steel rigging on the roof, and working emergency lights and sirens. This poses quite a few plot holes: (1) It is implied he has done this all by himself in a matter of hours. This would have required a lot of heavy lifting and electrical work; even for a company doing that sort of conversion, this would require several hours if not days. (2) It would be quite conspicuous, especially to law enforcement agencies, to see an NYPD van cruising around in Pennsylvania, way outside of NYC. (3) Obtaining such equipment as emergency lighting, sirens or NYPD decals would usually require clearance from the buyer proving that he works for a law enforcement agency or another authorized agent. The combined purchases of all the equipment used to disguise the van would at least have raised a few flags for the CIA analysts. (4) It is implied that Aleksandr's plan was to blend in with the emergency units evacuating Wall Street. That means he would have anticipated early on that the authorities would be on to all the details of his plan; however, this whole plan proves to be irrelevant later on as he conspicuously crashes through a construction site, away from all the commotion, to reach the tunnel. It would have been much easier and much less costly and time-consuming to simply disguise the van as a rental or delivery van. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Ryan: Hey, what's going on?
Student: In there. It's on the news.
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Crazy Credits

The title of the film doesn't appear until several minutes into the movie. See more »

Connections

Featured in Sir Kenneth Branagh: The Tsar of Shadow Recruit (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sorry, Wrong Number Prelude
Written by Franz Waxman
From the Motion Picture Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
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Hollow and bleak
30 October 2015 | by (INDIA) – See all my reviews

One of the worst spy films i saw in recent memory.I had no idea what is going on the screen.I was left wondering after the completion of the movie about the content of the movie.The movie had a pretty decent story to tell and if expressed properly could have been turned into a good entertainer. It is basically and action thriller but all the thrill elements were missing.I didn't get thrilled even for a minute.The clumsy handling of the story was the main reason for this failure.The story is handled awkwardly.I was unable to connect with the story.Nearly 3/4th of the movie was wasted in buildup which was too repulsive to bear.The heist scene was laughable.The patriotic theme of the movie was also too subtle. Performance wise everyone is OK.Direction is the most infirm thing of the movie.I expected it to be a decent entertainer but it was completely bland. 3.1 out of 10 would be enough.


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