Patriot Games (1992)



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In Patriot Games, Harrison Ford plays former CIA agent Jack Ryan, taking over from Alec Baldwin, who had played author Tom Clancy's brainy protagonist in Hunt for Red October. This time around, Ryan foils an attempted assassination, thereby incurring the wrath of a maniacal Irish radical (Sean Bean). After seemingly neutralizing the villains, and deciding to celebrate the occasion with his wife (Anne Archer) and daughter (Thora Birch), everything appears to be back to normal; then all hell breaks loose. Author Tom Clancy himself bemoaned the liberties taken with his novel in the final sequences; the picture scored with audiences, however, and soon inspired a followup, A Clear and Present Danger (1994), also starring Ford.
Rating: R (violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Phillip Noyce
Written By: W. Peter Iliff , Donald E. Stewart , Steven Zaillian
In Theaters: wide
Paramount Pictures


Harrison Ford
as Jack Ryan
Anne Archer
as Cathy Ryan
Patrick Bergin
as Kevin O'Donnell
Sean Bean
as Sean Miller
Thora Birch
as Sally Ryan
James Fox
as Lord Holmes
Polly Walker
as Annette
James Earl Jones
as Adm. Greer
Richard Harris
as Paddy O'Neil
J.E. Freeman
as Marty Cantor
Alex Norton
as Dennis Cooley
Hugh Fraser
as Watkins
David Threlfall
as Insp. Highland
Hugh Ross
as Barrister Atkinson
Gerald Sim
as Lord Justice
Pip Torrens
as First Aide
Jonathan Ryan
as Jimmy O'Reardon
Andrew Connolly
as Charlie Dugan
Karl Hayden
as Paddy Boy
Claire Oberman
as Lady Holmes
Oliver Stone
as Young Holmes
Tom Watt
as The Electrician
P.H. Moriarty
as Court Guard
Rebecca Mayhook
as School Girl
Roger Blake
as Constable
Martin Cochrane
as Constable
Tim Dutton
as Constable
Allison Barron
as CIA Analyst
Philip Levien
as Dr. Shapiro
Ted Raimi
as CIA Technician
John Shepard
as FBI Helicopter Pilot
Stephen Held
as FBI Rifleman
Debora Weston
as CNN Reporter
Jesse D. Goins
as FBI Agent Shaw
Bob Gunton
as Interviewer
Ivan Kane
as TV Reporter
Kim Delgado
as TV Reporter
Keith Campbell
as Ned Clark
Jeff Mandon
as Marine Guard
Eric Paul
as Marine Guard
Jeff Gardner
as Midshipman
Franklin Dam
as Midshipman
Bonnie Webster
as Midshipman
Pamela Saxon
as Midshipman
Leah Tabassi
as Midshipman
Fred Toma
as Arab Soldier
Ruben Garfias
as Anesthesiologist
Michael Francis Kelly
as O'Neil's Bodyguard
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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The movie kills most of the fun by watering down Clancy.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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I expected this one to be a little more cerebral and without the Indiana Jones ending.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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