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Clear and Present Danger (1994)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 August 1994 (USA)
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CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Ryan
... Clark
... Cathy Ryan
... Felix Cortez
... Robert Ritter
... James Cutter
... President Bennett
... Ernesto Escobedo
... Captain Ramirez
... Chavez
... Judge Moore
... Sally Ryan
... Moira Wolfson
... Senator Mayo
... Emile Jacobs
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Storyline

Jack Ryan is back and this time the bad guys are in his own government. When Admiral James Greer becomes sick with cancer, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. Almost before he can draw a breath in his new position, one of the president's closest friends and his family are murdered in their sleep by what appears to by drug cartels. Ryan is called in to investigate, but unknown to him the CIA has already sent a secret field operative to lead an illegal paramilitary force in Colombia against cartels. Things get even more complicated when his team is set up and he loses an agent in the field and a friend of his wife's, who was the murdered agent's secretary, is murdered that same day. Ryan must then risk not only his career, but his life to expose the truth behind the mystery. Written by SindyMac

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The war of drugs would lead him to the war of power. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense action/violence and language | See all certifications »

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3 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peligro inminente  »

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Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,348,017, 7 August 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$122,187,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,887,717
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Trivia

At around 1:15 when it is discovered that the explosion wasn't caused by a car bomb, the soundtrack plays the Ganymede theme from the suite by Katcheturian that also was used by Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more »

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When Jack Ryan is printing the Reciprocity files he finds he needs paper for the printer. When he opens the printer tray there is already paper in the tray and he then loads more and closes the tray, but fails to do so properly. In this position the printer would fail to print. See more »

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Ritter: Jack, computer theft is a serious crime.
[hangs up the phone]
Jack Ryan: [to himself] So are crimes against the Constitution.
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Connections

Follows The Hunt for Red October (1990) See more »

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Il Viaggio A Reims (Die Reise nach Reims)
by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy LaserLight Digital
by arrangement with Source/Q.
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nice mix of intrigue and action
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President Bennett's friends are murdered by Columbian Cali cartel drug lord Escobedo. He seeks revenge by declaring them Clear and Present Danger. Presidential Adviser James Cutter and Bob Ritter sends John Clark (Willem Dafoe) and his team to direct bombs on the targets. It's a secret mission that neither Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) nor his mentor Jim Greer know about. Greer is sick with cancer. Ryan is appointed Deputy Director of Intelligence and sent down to Bogota. Meanwhile Escobedo has intelligence operative Félix Cortez who has inside info in the White House and plans of his own.

It's an intriguing political espionage mixed with some well executed action scenes. The ambush in Bogota is terrific action. Joaquim de Almeida is a great villain. He has a great depth which is perfect for his double dealing. It's a well made Tom Clancy spy movie.


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