Musings From Us Listings For Jack Ryan

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The Sum Of All Fears

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It is a troubling time in the world as a Soviet leader dies from heart failure and a new one steps in to take his place. Not much is known about this new leader Alexander Nemerov (Ciaran Hinds) except that he is seen to be a Soviet hardliner and a person that wants the world to know that Chechnya is an internal affair and not to trouble Russia about it. This is the face he wants the world to see, he wants them to know that he is in charge and not just a puppet of the military or former KGB operatives. He is the one in command and will do what is necessary to make sure that Russia stays secure. Dr. Jack Ryan, a former Marine doesn’t see him that way and he has to make the rest of the world see what he sees to stave off disaster. I know that sounds a bit simplistic but that is the whole plot of the film and drives the various sub-plots. It is the one thing that keeps the film racing down the hill as you try to keep up and wonder, what’s next.

The Hunt for Red October: Invisible. Silent. Stolen.

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This early 90s picture was made during the waning days of the Cold War, but it is set in a time when we were still on high alert. In 1984, the Soviet Union was still very strong, and nuclear subs on both sides of the world had to power to level cities. This is based on one of the very successful books in the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan series. In this story, Jack (Alec Baldwin) is working for the CIA as a consultant as his wife (Gates McFadden) works through her residency in London. At this time, a new wold has been put to sea out of Polijarny Inlet, and she is the Red October. Her captain is Marko Ramius (Sean Connery), and he has an agenda. it is up to Jack Ryan to find out what an old sea dog like Ramius could be up to with that much nuclear power in his hands, and why the best of the Soviet Fleet has been sent out of Leningrad and other major ports in the nation to hunt down this amazing sub with a magnetohydrodynamic drive that makes it run virtually silent.

Patriot Games : All For His Wife And Child

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Based on the book from Tom Clancy, Patriot Games, this film is a solid hit in the action and intrigue department. We have all the right players to give audiences a ride that they are likely never to forget. You have international players with terrorists from the IRA and members of the CIA who Jack Ryan used to work for. It is evident early on what you are going to see happen in the film, it might even be telegraphed for you but you are not going to care. You are going to want to see how this one ends and will be on the edge of your seat no matter how many time you might watch it. Director Phillip Noyce and screenplay writers have done a good job translating the story to the screen even though several elements were changed from that of the book.

Clear And Present Danger (1994) Truth Needs A Soldier And Champion

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Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) is working as one of the chief analysts for the CIA and the friend and go to guy for Admiral James Greer (James Earl Jones). During a briefing at the White House, Jack has to present the findings that he and his team uncovered about a hijacking of a yacht off the coast of the United States. The Coast Guard went after the ship when it began behaving suspiciously and discovered its stateroom filled with blood and the people on board covered in the same blood. What Jack and his analysts found out later is that the owner, a senator and friend of the President of the United State, had been laundering money for one of the Columbia drug cartels and a hit was done because the same senator had been skimming the take to the tune of 650 million dollars and change. During the meeting about the scene on the yacht it seemed that Admiral Greer had indigestion and might be a bit fluish. The President and Greer asked Ryan to look into the mater further and report his findings as soon as possible.