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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 Nazis faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Mongrain ... Syrian Radar Operator
Russell Bobbitt ... Israeli Pilot
... President Fowler
... Admiral Pollack
... National Security Advisor Revell
... General Lasseter
... DCI William Cabot
... Defense Secretary Becker
Al Vandecruys ... US STRATCOM Colonel
Richard Cohee ... Mt. Weather General
Philip Pretten ... President's Military Aide
Alison Darcy ... Fowler's Aide
... President Zorkin
Ostap Soroka ... Zorkin's Translator
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. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight and advice on the situation. Then the unthinkable happens: a nuclear bomb explodes in a U.S. city, and America is quick to blame the Russians. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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27,000 Nuclear Weapons. One Is Missing.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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

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Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,178,526, 2 June 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$118,907,036

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$193,921,372
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Trivia

At 6"4, Ben Affleck is the tallest actor to play Jack Ryan. See more »

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When Jack Ryan reaches into the helicopter cockpit to use the radio after the crash the words "Frequency-MHZ" on the radio are printed upside down and reversed. See more »

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

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Invocation to Nature (from La Damnation de Faust)
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Composed by Hector Berlioz
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Very entertaining. Why do reviewers always have to compare to the book?
18 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

As usual, I am very glad I saw the movie BEFORE I read the reviews on this site. Why do soooo many reviewers here have to compare the movie to the book? A book allows 300-400 pages (or more) to develop plots and characters. We are reviewing movies on IMDb, not books. I guess reviewers here want to appear erudite by scraping up details from the book that get omitted or distorted on the screen. I am a very active reader, but I simply cannot read every book that makes it to the movie theatres. Writing a book (a fairly isolated event) is a significantly different event than producing a movie which involves countless people and issues: screenwriters, actors, writers, directors, production people, locations, etc., etc. Making all these book to movie comparisons isn't fair to the movie or the book. Many times I just want to watch a movie and judge it on its merits alone - as a movie, period. I did not read this book, but I watched the movie and found it very entertaining and extremely absorbing.


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