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The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 31 May 2002 (USA)
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C.I.A. 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 newly elected 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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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 amongst American C.I.A. officials, so C.I.A. 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 U.S. 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.

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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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English | Russian | Ukrainian | German | Arabic

Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La suma de todos los miedos See more »

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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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Trivia

This movie is a prequel to the others in the Jack Ryan film franchise. The Harrison Ford movies are direct follow-ups to The Hunt for Red October (1990), despite the re-casting of Alec Baldwin's role. Nevertheless, in this movie, we see Jack Ryan meet John Clark, something which also happened in Clear and Present Danger (1994). Therefore, this movie might be best understood as a reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise. See more »

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Early in the movie when the bomb is removed from the crater the truck, a 30 year old half ton, does not move despite lifting several hundred pounds of dead weight. See more »

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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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Followed by Without Remorse (2020) See more »

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If We Could Remember
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Paul Williams
Performed by Yolanda Adams
Produced by Trevor Horn
Yolanda Adams performs courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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Forget that you have read the book.
11 June 2002 | by svannozziSee all my reviews

This movie is very good and worth the money to go see. IF... you are able to forget that you read a book by the same title who's author was the executive director of the film. If you are able to separate the two you will enjoy the film. I found that I was able to enjoy the film but had long discussions and was bothered by many inconsistencies from the book. The location of the action (Baltimore), the time (2002), the time the activity took place in Jack Ryan's life (early), the level of his position within the CIA (low), the lack of any other fears to sum up, all were very different from the book and while I was able to enjoy the film as I watched it is has been bothering me more as I reflect on it.

So my recommendation is see the movie then read the book, I have found that to be true with most of Clancy's work. I guess a movie just can't handle the whole story.


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