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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a movie starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, and Keira Knightley. Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Ryan
... Cathy Muller
... Thomas Harper
... Viktor Cherevin
... Constantin
... Aleksandr Borovsky
... Dimitri Lemkov
... Katya
... Embee Deng
... Teddy Hefferman
... Rob Behringer
... Amy Chang
... Cherevin's Bodyguard
... Cherevin's Bodyguard
... Cherevin's Bodyguard


This new version of the saga of CIA analyst Jack Ryan begins as Jack attends the London School of Economics. 9/11 happens. He subsequently enlists in the Marines, sustaining severe injuries when the chopper deploying him to Afghanistan is shot down. While in intense rehab, he grabs the attention of Harper, a man who works for the CIA and who would like Jack to finish his studies, get a job on Wall Street, and seek out terrorist plots through their financial transactions. Ten years pass. Jack finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin and thinks he should go to Russia to check out what's going on. He's told not to tell anyone who he is, including his girlfriend Cathy, which makes her doubt him when she catches him in some lies. In Russia, Cherevin assigns someone to assist Jack, but when the two are alone, the man tries to kill Jack instead, so Jack kills him. Obviously, Cherevin is hiding something. Jack goes to meet him and says he'll bring his fiancée along, but ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com / revised by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Trust No One


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dubai  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,200,000, 19 January 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the last film to feature Tom Clancy's fictional character Jack Ryan prior to the author's death on October 1, 2013, of an undisclosed illness. See more »


(at around 1h) While Cherevin is escorting Carthy to the restroom, one of the CIA agents picks Cherevin's pocket, using his left hand to steal Cherevin's wallet. Simultaneously the agent is holding his phone in his right hand. In the next shot, the stolen wallet is in the agent's right hand. See more »


[first lines]
Jack Ryan: Hey, what's going on?
Student: In there. It's on the news.
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Crazy Credits

The title of the film doesn't appear until several minutes into the movie. See more »


Featured in Jack Ryan: Old Enemies Return (2014) See more »


Sorry, Wrong Number Prelude
Written by Franz Waxman
From the Motion Picture Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
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RIP Jack Ryan.
28 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

6.6 average? Is this some sort of joke? I genuinely had to look away and look back make sure my mind wasn't playing tricks on me. Who in God's name would rate this film any higher than a 3? Where they on drugs when they watched it? Where they watching something else and got confused and rated/reviewed the wrong film? I am stumped, absolutely baffled.

I (ignorantly) don't care for opinion on this one; normally you can say "well that's your opinion", but i have no option but to instead say "your opinion is invalid". This film is complete garbage. Not one shred of originality in the plot. It's more rehashed bile that "Hollywood" continues to spew out to the forgiving public. How could you possibly enjoy this film. It was almost like a spoof at points; scenes where so ridiculous that i had no choice but to laugh; Dialogue so dense and without any depth that i felt my blood boil. Chris Pine is unquestionably great in "Star Trek", but that's it and i'm sure there are the terror team of "Trekkies" who probably despise him, but as someone who is not compelled to dress up and do the little hand gesture he is good in it. But everything else; EVERYTHING ELSE, he is terrible. At the start of the film there is a helicopter crash (not a spoiler) but when he's being wheeled to the medics looking like a train wreck. The Doctor nonchalantly says he pulled the other guys out the helicopter....with a broken back!!!!! Since when was this a superhero film? There is one line which is in the trailer where the cheeseball Mr Ryan says something along the lines of "i was under the impression this was an office job" and then the kronic Kevin Costner replies along the lines of "well you're in the field now" and then this completely unnecessary score blasts out in the background. Entirely unwelcome in any way. And this happens throughout. Stupid comments followed by a burst of over the top background music. "We'll split the bill"....then the roar of the orchestra. Unbelievable. And the same old stereotyping. Anyone who is not American is a terrorist and Americans are all heroes. Nothing new there. Keira Knightley is seemingly on some sort of happy pills; mushrooms or something. Like she's about to hit the giggles at any moment. Maybe it was because how atrocious Chris Pine is, i don't know.

With this being the 5th Jack Ryan "Epic" hahahaha.....i am quietly confident that it may well be the last due to the horrific nature of this one. Well done Pine, you've just destroyed a legendary character. No-one will ever take the Jack Ryan character seriously ever again. Of course apart from the loonballs who decided to rate it higher than a 3.

I have no faith in anyone who rates this any higher than a 3, i really don't; i couldn't possibly. Go watch Bourne and then come back and give it that rating it deserves. Be sensible; this film is balls.

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