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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Poster

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This was the last movie to feature Tom Clancy's fictional character Jack Ryan prior to the author's death on October 1, 2013, of an undisclosed illness.
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Kevin Costner was the first actor offered the role of Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990), which was the character's first movie appearance, but turned it down to make Dances with Wolves (1990) instead.
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When asked about the possibility of a sequel to this movie, star Chris Pine replied: "No. I don't think it made enough money for that to happen. That's one of my deep regrets, that we didn't totally get that right."
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First movie in the franchise that isn't based on a specific novel in the Jack Ryan book series.
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After having played British, German, Australian, Swedish, Danish, and American characters in his career, this was the first time that Sir Kenneth Branagh played a Russian character. Branagh originally did not wish to portray the character and agreed to do so only if he was allowed to direct the film.
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In the hospital scene where Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) is undergoing rehabilitation for injuries suffered in Afghanistan, the other patients are all actual Afghanistan veterans.
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When Jack calls for help, the person on the phone tells him he has eighty-five seconds. The call actually lasts seventy-five seconds before he is told "Time's up", and the call is disconnected.
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The original screenplay written by Adam Cozad was titled "Dubai" and was intended to be an action movie starring Eric Bana. Paramount Pictures later asked Cozad to re-write his old script and to change the lead character to Jack Ryan.
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Viktor Cherevin's company logo clearly resembles one of Enron's, drawing parallels between the Enron scandal and the Wall Street manipulation depicted in this movie.
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Most of the movie was shot in London. Only a minimal amount was shot in New York City.
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The painting in Cherevin's office is Bogdan Willewalde's "Czar's Guard Captures 4th Line Regiment's Standard at Austerlitz". The Battle of Austerlitz was a victory for Napoleon, and the engagement depicted in the painting was the only major Allied success in the battle. Ryan later alludes to the painting and wrongly connects it to the Battle of Waterloo, where Napoleon used cannon fire to distract attention from his attack. Unlike Austerlitz, Waterloo ended in Napoleon's defeat.
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Kevin Costner didn't read any Clancy books to prepare for this movie. He just read the script.
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The tunnel chase scene was filmed in the Birkenhead Tunnel. It has also been the location for other chase scenes which include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Fast & Furious 6 (2013).
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Ryan Gosling and James Franco were also considered for the role of Jack Ryan.
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In the scene where Jack (Chris Pine) and Cathy (Keira Knightley) are talking in their living room, there is a pillow on the sofa that has an eye chart on it. In the books, Cathy Ryan is an ophthalmic (eye) surgeon.
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Keira Knightley, Felicity Jones, Evangeline Lilly, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel were considered to play Cathy Ryan, Jack's wife.
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The original screenplay entitled "Dubai" was featured in the 2007 Blacklist, a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. The studio purchased the unmade script. They instructed the screenwriter to change the lead character to Jack Ryan and to change the setting to Moscow.
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The second Jack Ryan movie shot in Liverpool. The first being The Hunt for Red October (1990). Both times, the city center has doubled for downtown Moscow.
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After Dead Again (1991), this is the second film directed by Kenneth Branagh to feature a clip from Sorry, Wrong Number (1948).
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Jack Bender was originally attached to direct until he was replaced by Sir Kenneth Branagh, due to his commitment to work for another project.
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in the movie, Jack Ryan witnesses the fall of the Twin Towers in September 2001 which contradicts the time-line of the previous movies. This is likely due to the fact that original screenplay for this film neither featured Jack Ryan as the protagonist nor was set in the Tom Clancy universe.
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Chris Pine appeared with previous Jack Ryan actor Ben Affleck in Smokin' Aces (2006). Affleck in turn worked with predecessor Alec Baldwin in Pearl Harbor (2001), and Baldwin appeared in Working Girl (1988) with his other successor Harrison Ford. Pine and Baldwin also worked together in Rise of the Guardians (2012).
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Colm Feore had a supporting role in The Sum of All Fears (2002), starring Ben Affleck. He'd also played a main villain in Sir Kenneth Branagh's Thor (2011).
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The film takes place on September 11, 2001, in March 2003, in November 2003 and from September to October 2012.
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Kevin Costner was not a fan of Jack Ryan or Tom Clancy's novels but had always wanted to work with Sir Kenneth Branagh.
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The Social Security number mentioned near the end of the movie for a man in Michigan had the correct first three numbers (377) for a person whose card was issued in Michigan.
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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.
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This is the first film directed by Kenneth Branagh (Viktor Cherevin) in which he has had a starring role since Love's Labour's Lost (2000). However, he made cameo appearances in As You Like It (2006) and Sleuth (2007) in the interim.
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When Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) asks Thomas Harper (Kevin Costner) who he really works for, he lists the Treasury Department. Costner played Treasury Agent Eliot Ness in The Untouchables (1987).
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One of three spy movies (to date, December 2018) that feature actor and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. The others being White Nights (1985) and Company Business (1991).
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The third Paramount Pictures movie directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh. The others being Dead Again (1991) and Thor (2011).
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This is one of two espionage movies in which Keira Knightley appeared in 2014, the other being The Imitation Game (2014).
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Kevin Costner previously appeared in Field of Dreams (1989), which was directed by Phil Alden Robinson and featured Ben Affleck as an extra, and James Earl Jones (Admiral Greer) in a supporting role. Robinson and Affleck worked together again in The Sum of All Fears (2002).
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Chris Pine, who appeared in Star Trek (2009), takes over the role of Jack Ryan from Harrison Ford, who appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Keira Knightley, who appeared in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), takes of the role of Cathy Ryan from Gates McFadden, who appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
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The book version of Jack Ryan holds a doctorate degree (PhD) in History, and his undergraduate degree (Bachelor's) is in Economics. In this movie version of Ryan, it is stated that he is working on his doctorate in Economics, rather than History.
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The first theatrically released movie featuring the Jack Ryan character not to be nominated for an Academy Award.
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Director Sir Kenneth Branagh and Nonso Anozie collaborated on Cinderella (2015) and Artemis Fowl (2019).
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