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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

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

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Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moscow See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$50,577,412

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$135,511,030
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There were plans to build a cinematic universe of sorts with Thomas Harper (Kevin Costner) bridging a series between Chris Pine's Jack Ryan and John Clark, another character created by Tom Clancy, and the main character in some of Clancy's books. Paramount Pictures had been courting Tom Hardy, who co-starred in This Means War (2012), another spy-themed movie alongside Pine, as Clark. Due to the box-office performance of this movie, Paramount Pictures abandoned the plan. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, the attacks on New York on 11 September 2001 ("9/11") are shown on TV. The TV is shown in a reflection, but the image of the two towers on fire immediately following the second airline crash, is shown the right way. 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 »

Connections

Follows Clear and Present Danger (1994) See more »

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Sorry, Wrong Number Prelude
Written by Franz Waxman
From the Motion Picture Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
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16 February 2014 | by ebosch-2See all my reviews

I am not the most discriminating of action film viewers, avid reader of Clancy and his designated batters and thought Chris Pine did a wonderful job on the Star Trek films.

That said, this film was a load of rubbish....one of the few times that I seriously considered walking out mid-film.

The reasons: 1. Acting was wooden across the board and the selection of Keira Knightly as Dr. Cathy Ryan was abysmally bad;

2. Plot (contrary to some of the views I read) was non-existent and farcical. Unlike a good Clancy novel, no basis in reality;

3. There is one scene that is particularly ridiculous. All I will ask an intelligent viewer, do you ever think a Russian oligarch worth billions would seriously consider going out to dinner with a compliance officer.

I would seriously not bother going to see this film or even bother it renting it. In short, even if someone gave me free tickets with dinner included, I would now pass on the "opportunity."


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