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Patriot Games (1992)

When CIA analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge.

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Phillip Noyce

Writers:

Tom Clancy (novel), W. Peter Iliff (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Jack Ryan
Anne Archer ... Cathy Ryan
Patrick Bergin ... Kevin O'Donnell
Sean Bean ... Sean Miller
Thora Birch ... Sally Ryan
James Fox ... Lord Holmes
Samuel L. Jackson ... Robby
Polly Walker ... Annette
J.E. Freeman ... Marty Cantor
James Earl Jones ... Admiral Greer
Richard Harris ... Paddy O'Neil
Alex Norton ... Dennis Cooley
Hugh Fraser ... Watkins
David Threlfall ... Inspector Highland
Alun Armstrong ... Owens
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Storyline

Former CIA analyst, Jack Ryan is in England with his family on vacation when he suddenly witnesses an explosion outside Buckingham Palace. It is revealed that some people are trying to abduct a member of the Royal Family but Jack intervenes, killing one of them and capturing the other, and stops the plan in its tracks. Afterwards, he learns that they're Irish revolutionaries and the two men are brothers. During his court hearing the one that's still alive vows to get back at Jack but is sentenced and that seems to be the end of it. However, whilst the man is being transported, he is broken out. Jack learns of this but doesn't think there's anything to worry about. But, when he is at the Naval Academy someone tries to kill him. He learns that they are also going after his family and so he rushes to find them, safe but having also been the victims of a failed assassination. That's when Jack decides to rejoin the CIA, and they try to find the man before he makes another attempt. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Not for honor. Not for country. For his wife and child. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patriot Games See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,511,191, 7 June 1992

Gross USA:

$83,351,587

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,051,587
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alun Armstrong (Owens) is said to be embarrassed by his involvement with the film. See more »

Goofs

On US Rt. 50 West, there is no exit 24 at Rowe Blvd. The exit numbers are 24A and 24B. There is an exit numbered 24 on Rt. 50 eastbound. But all these exits are at grade (ground) level, not elevated as shown in the movie, and none have the collision absorption mechanism as shown. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Ryan: [answering machine answers] Sorry, we can't come to the phone right now. If you leave a message, we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks.
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The German TV-version has got a few cuts. See more »

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The Pride Of Our Land
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Did anyone else know
3 April 2006 | by cgrantwiltsSee all my reviews

I found out the other day that the SF raid shown in this film by satellite seems to be based on an actual raid by Delta Force in the early 80's, apparently it was its first successful mission after the bodge up of Op Eagle Claw. Cant remember the book title, but it was all about elite forces etc, and was briefly mentioned in the bit on American SF. Anyone else heard about this? I personally loved this scene, i remember at first i was hoping for something a bit more action film like, but then, that is such a cliché! The cold hearted satisfaction of "that is a...kill!" as a throat os cut, and Fords horror as he realises what he is watching... Makes u think how often stuff like this happens...


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