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This was the last film to feature Tom Clancy's fictional character Jack Ryan prior to the author's death on October 1, 2013, of an undisclosed illness.
When asked about the possibility of a sequel to this film, star Chris Pine replied: "No. I don't think it made enough money for that to happen. That's one of my deep regrets, that we didn't totally get that right. It's a great franchise and if it's not me, then I hope it gets a fifth life at this point. It's just great. I love the spy genre. I hope it's done again and with a great story."
Kevin Costner was actually the first actor offered the role of Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990), which was the character's first film appearance, but turned it down to make Dances with Wolves (1990) instead.
First film in the franchise that isn't based on a specific novel in the Jack Ryan book series.
When Jack calls for help, the person on the phone tells him he has 85 seconds. The call actually lasts 85 seconds before he is told "Time's up" and the call is disconnected.
After having played British, German, Australian, Swedish, Danish and American characters in his career, this is the first time that Kenneth Branagh has played a Russian character.
The original screenplay written by Adam Cozad was entitled "Dubai" and was intended to be an action film starring Eric Bana. Paramount later asked Cozad to rewrite his old script and to change the lead character to Jack Ryan.
Viktor Cherevin's company logo clearly resembles one of Enron's drawing parallels between the Enron scandal and the Wall Street manipulation depicted in the film.
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.
In the hospital scene where Chris Pine is undergoing rehabilitation for injuries suffered in Afghanistan, the other patients are all actual Afghanistan veterans.
Ryan Gosling and James Franco were also considered for the role of Jack Ryan.
Keira Knightley, Felicity Jones, Evangeline Lilly, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel were considered to play Cathy Ryan, Jack Ryan's wife. Knightley was the early front runner and she ended up being cast.
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
Most of the film has been shot in London. Only a minimal amount has been shot in New York.
The film was meant to originally take place in Dubai, but eventually they changed their minds and made it Moscow.
In the scene where Jack and Cathy are talking in their living room there is a pillow on the sofa that has an eye chart on it. In the books, Cathy Ryan is an ophthalmic (eye) surgeon.
Chris Pine appeared with previous Jack Ryan actor Ben Affleck in Smokin' Aces (2006). Affleck in turn worked with predecessor Alec Baldwin in Pearl Harbor (2001), and Baldwin appeared in Working Girl (1988) with his other successor Harrison Ford. Pine and Baldwin also worked together in Rise of the Guardians (2012).
Colm Feore had a supporting role in The Sum of All Fears (2002), the previous reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise starring Ben Affleck. He'd also played a main villain in Kenneth Branagh's Thor (2011).
Jack Bender was originally attached to direct this film until he was replaced by Kenneth Branagh due to his commitment to work for another project.
Kevin Costner didn't read any Clancy books to prepare for the film. He just read the script.
After Dead Again (1991), this is the second film directed by Kenneth Branagh to feature a clip from Sorry, Wrong Number (1948).
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This is the first film directed by Kenneth Branagh (Viktor Cherevin) in which he has had a starring role since Love's Labour's Lost (2000); however, he made cameo appearances in As You Like It (2006) and Sleuth (2007) in the interim.
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Chris Pine, who appeared in Star Trek (2009), takes over the role of Jack Ryan from Harrison Ford, who appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Keira Knightley, who appeared in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), takes of the role of Cathy Ryan from Gates McFadden, who appeared on 'Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)(TV)'.
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).
The third Paramount movie by Kenneth Branagh. The first was Dead Again in 1991 which he directed and appeared in, and the second being Thor which he directed.
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Jack Ryan in this film was able to see the fall of the Twin Towers which took place in 2001, putting in question the timeline of the film with the previous films.
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When Chris Pine's character asks Kevin Costner who he really works for, he lists the treasury department. Kevin Costner played Elliott Ness in the untouchables, a treasury agent.
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'Kevin Costner' has always wanted to work with Kenneth Branagh.
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This is one of two espionage films in which Keira Knightley appeared in 2014, the other being The Imitation Game (2014).
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The film takes place on September 11, 2001, in March 2003, in November 2003 and from September to October 2012.
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