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 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

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27,000 Nuclear Weapons. One Is Missing.

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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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Director Phil Alden Robinson changed the villains from Islamic extremists (in the novel) to Neo-Nazis. This was done because, prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks, he did not believe Arab terrorists could plausibly accomplish all that was necessary for the plot to work on film. After 9/11, the production staff had to review how to present the movie to the public. See more »

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After spraying the chain link fence with the chemical agent, Clark pulls the section of fence toward him and drops it. When the guards find the hole in the fence, the section is on the other side. 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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References The Paper Chase (1973) 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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Um, yes, I need to deliver some information to prevent a war, is that cool with you guys? Worth a rent.
30 December 2007 | by james-forrestSee all my reviews

First thing that struck me was the casting of Ben Affleck- im not sure why and if this was just me, but i expected him to come out with some punch lines and start cracking jokes at any second- he just didn't fit the role for me personally. Morgan Freeman also didn't seem to have a solid cast in this movie.

The story was fairly captivating however, Cromwell was good to watch as always and Morgan Freeman did his best given the role Overall worth a rent but probably not a buy guys. Catch it on TV if you can and you will be probably entertained for that night.

7/10


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Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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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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