CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

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Phillip Noyce

Writers:

Tom Clancy (novel), Donald E. Stewart (screenplay) (as Donald Stewart) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Jack Ryan
Willem Dafoe ... Clark
Anne Archer ... Cathy Ryan
Joaquim de Almeida ... Felix Cortez
Henry Czerny ... Robert Ritter
Harris Yulin ... James Cutter
Donald Moffat ... President Bennett
Miguel Sandoval ... Ernesto Escobedo
Benjamin Bratt ... Captain Ramirez
Raymond Cruz ... Chavez
Dean Jones ... Judge Moore
Thora Birch ... Sally Ryan
Ann Magnuson ... Moira Wolfson
Hope Lange ... Senator Mayo
Tom Tammi ... Emile Jacobs
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Storyline

Jack Ryan is back and this time the bad guys are in his own government. When Admiral James Greer becomes sick with cancer, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. Almost before he can draw a breath in his new position, one of the president's closest friends and his family are murdered in their sleep by what appears to by drug cartels. Ryan is called in to investigate, but unknown to him the CIA has already sent a secret field operative to lead an illegal paramilitary force in Colombia against cartels. Things get even more complicated when his team is set up and he loses an agent in the field and a friend of his wife's, who was the murdered agent's secretary, is murdered that same day. Ryan must then risk not only his career, but his life to expose the truth behind the mystery. Written by SindyMac

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The war of drugs would lead him to the war of power. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense action/violence and language | See all certifications »

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During the scene in the Ryan family's kitchen, there are callbacks to the previous two Jack Ryan movies: first, Sally tells her baby brother there's no time to make his requested waffles, and instead offers him "toast... or toast," mirroring a similar conversation almost word for word in "Patriot Games" (1992), when Sally asks her dad for pancakes, but Jack instead offers her "toast... or toast." Moments later, Jack's son is playing with a toy submarine, complaining that it won't float, spurring Jack to explain that subs operate underwater - a nod to "The Hunt For Red October" (1990), in which Jack (then played by Alec Baldwin) helps track down a Soviet submarine carrying Russian defectors. See more »

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While Ritter and Clark sit in the café discussing Clark's new operation, Clark has left an envelope open with the name of the operation clearly and publicly visible in large letters: RECIPROCITY. No trained intelligence operative would ever do something so stupid. See more »

Quotes

Cathy Ryan: Who was that?
Moira Wolfson: My new friend, Señor Roberto Landa.
Cathy Ryan: Mmm...
Moira Wolfson: Doesn't he look like Jack?
Cathy Ryan: Oh, does he? I can't quite see.
Moira Wolfson: Only Latin.
Cathy Ryan: A Latin Jack Ryan? Oh, well, this I have to see.
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Followed by Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) See more »

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Jack Ryan's third entry with lots of noisy action , tension and thriller
20 January 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Third installment of the Agent Jack Ryan with lots of gun-rattling action, suspense and intrigue. Ryan is a high officer from CIA ,married(Anne Archer) and with sons(Thora Birch).After death a closed friend by Colombian drugs Cali cartel(Miguel Sandoval,Joaquin De Almeida) , the President(Donald Moffat) himself sanctions a covert operation against the drug barons by sending crack soldiers into the Colombia country under the command of mercenaries(Willem Dafoe,Benjamin Bratt, Raymond Cruz). Harrison Ford's Jack Ryan contracted into White House's staff(Harris Yulin, Henry Czerny,Dean Jones) investigates the events. Ryan thinks he's still after Colombian connections to the dead man's money.

This blockbuster is an excellent adaptation of the novel by Tom Clancy , companion to ¨The hunt for Red October¨ with Ford taking over the role of Ryan from Alec Baldwin and second part ¨Patriot games¨ again with Harrison Ford , who's becoming the king of trilogies . Extraordinaries nail-biting action scenes, specially when Ryan and his partners are trapped by machine-gunners in a network of narrows streets and posteriorly parodied by Leslie Nielsen. Interesting screenplay plenty of twists and thrills by John Milius and Steve Zaillian. Spectacular musical score fitting to action and suspense by James Horner. Colorful and atmospheric cinematography by Donald McAlpine. The picture is well directed by Phillip Noyce, an action movies expert, but he directed ¨Blind fury, The Saint, The Bone Collectors and Patriot games¨ among others. Rating: Above average, the film will like to Harrison Ford fans and Jack Ryan novels followers.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clear and Present Danger See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,348,017, 7 August 1994

Gross USA:

$122,187,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,887,717
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2.39 : 1
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