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The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 31 May 2002 (USA)
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CIA analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo-Nazi faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's President by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Tom Clancy (novel), Paul Attanasio (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Mongrain ... Syrian Radar Operator
Russell Bobbitt ... Israeli Pilot
James Cromwell ... President Fowler
Ken Jenkins ... Admiral Pollack
Bruce McGill ... National Security Advisor Revell
John Beasley ... General Lasseter
Morgan Freeman ... DCI William Cabot
Philip Baker Hall ... Defense Secretary Becker
Al Vandecruys Al Vandecruys ... US STRATCOM Colonel
Richard Cohee Richard Cohee ... Mt. Weather General
Philip Pretten Philip Pretten ... President's Military Aide
Alison Darcy Alison Darcy ... Fowler's Aide
Richard Marner ... President Zorkin
Ostap Soroka Ostap Soroka ... Zorkin's Translator
Robert Martin Robinson Robert Martin Robinson ... Zorkin's Interviewer
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Storyline

When the President of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. This change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA Director Bill Cabot (Morgan Freeman) recruits young analyst Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck) to supply insight and advice on the situation. Then the unthinkable happens: a nuclear bomb explodes in a US city, and America is quick to blame the Russians. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

27,000 Nuclear Weapons. One Is Missing.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disaster images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When the National Anthem is being sung before the Super Bowl, the portion we hear is from the fourth stanza, not the first that is usually sung before sporting events. See more »

Goofs

When the small jet lands back in the USA after the visit to see the Russian President, the engines are just shutting down, the door opens, and you can see a cable attached to the plane. There was not enough time for ground crews to have done this. See more »

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[first lines]
Title Card: In 1973, Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against Israel. By Day Two, Israeli ground forces appeared on the verge of defeat. In the event that their ground forces were overrun, an Israeli A-4 jet took off on patrol with one nuclear bomb.
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Connections

Referenced in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) See more »

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The Star-Spangled Banner
by Francis Scott Key & John Stafford Smith
Performed by Arnold McCuller
Produced by Greg Wells
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what the hell were they thinking?
8 July 2003 | by cgeorgencaspSee all my reviews

Hey, at least the people who made the movie at least had some of the same names that the people were in the book, because that is the only thing that even comes close to being like it. I hope you know how to read, because if you don't, and you watch this movie, you're going to be in for some serious disappointment.


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Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,178,526, 2 June 2002

Gross USA:

$118,907,036

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$193,921,372
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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