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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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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Matt Damon had a cameo as a waiter, but it was cut from the final movie. See more »

Goofs

When Ryan crashes the pickup, he attempts to re-start the engine, and we hear the starter make a noise. Then he jams the shifter back into Park (from Drive), attempts again, and we hear the same noise. But the starter on a vehicle with an automatic transmission won't engage while the transmission is in any driving range; only in Park or Neutral. So there should have been no sound on the first attempt. 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

References Fail Safe (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Romance: Io la vidi e al suo sorriso
from opera "Don Carlo"
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Thomas Harper
Conducted by Michael Halász
with The Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony (as Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra) (Bratislava) and Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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I know Jack Ryan and Ben is no Jack Ryan
21 April 2003 | by hec424See all my reviews

I didn't notice who was responsible for casting, but they made a huge mistake in casting Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan. I heard about him inheriting the role from Harrison Ford for some reason, but my first choice would have been to go back to Alec Baldwin, who did an excellent job in the Hunt for Red October. Morgan Freeman, usually brilliant, also seems to be thrown into this movie incorrectly. The story was convincing, but again star power doesn't necessarily translate into great story telling. Let Ben continue to do the romantic comedies and action movies, but leave the strong serial characters to someone who can truly embody the role.


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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

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2.39 : 1
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