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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

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Jack Ryan, as a young covert C.I.A. analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

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Kenneth Branagh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Jack Ryan
Keira Knightley ... Cathy Muller
Kevin Costner ... Thomas Harper
Kenneth Branagh ... Viktor Cherevin
Lenn Kudrjawizki ... Constantin
Alec Utgoff ... Aleksandr Borovsky
Peter Andersson ... Dimitri Lemkov
Elena Velikanova ... Katya
Nonso Anozie ... Embee Deng
Seth Ayott ... Teddy Hefferman
Colm Feore ... Rob Behringer
Gemma Chan ... Amy Chang
Aleksandar Aleksiev ... Cherevin's Bodyguard
Andrew Byron ... Cherevin's Bodyguard
Derek Lea ... Cherevin's Bodyguard
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Storyline

This new version of the saga of C.I.A. 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 C.I.A., 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,... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com / revised by statmanjeff

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Trust No One

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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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Trivia

The first theatrically released movie featuring the Jack Ryan character not to be nominated for an Academy Award. See more »

Goofs

The picture of Katya on Cherevin's phone at the table (when Jack is breaking in to Cherevin's computer) is the same as her facial recognition picture. See more »

Quotes

[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 12th minutes into the movie. See more »

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This Movie Is An Embarrassment - For the Creators, and the People Who Recommended It
26 May 2014 | by polygnotusSee all my reviews

What an utterly sad and offensive legacy for Tom Clancy. In Hollywood, truly, nothing is sacred.

Instead of the thought provoking, truth to power story we came to expect from a Jack Ryan movie, this brings us more of Hollywood's waronterrah porn.

It was interesting a bit back in 2002 maybe. Let it go. As propaganda, you've pretty much saturated your market. For the rest of us, you've actually made expensive CGI FX boring.

The thing that made Jack Ryan more interesting than a Steven Seagal character was he was thoughtful, intelligent, and not an action figure. And Clancy raised some fascinating dilemmas with American might and power.

What is this? Garbage.


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Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,451,981, 19 January 2014

Gross USA:

$50,577,412

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$135,503,748
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2.35 : 1
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