The Sum of All Fears

Release Date: May 31, 2002

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It has been quite a while since Tom Clancy's character Jack Ryan has graced the big screen. In 1994's Clear and Present Danger, Harrison Ford played Ryan. This time he gets aged backwards a little bit and Ben Affleck takes over the role.

If you've read the book, you'll notice a few changes: 1) The Muslim terrorists have been changed to neo-Nazis; 2) Ryan is just a CIA analyst instead of the CIA director; and 3) He's not married.

The main storyline involves the death of the President of Russia, the detonation of a nuclear weapon in Chechnya and the attempt to use another nuclear weapon at the Superbowl. The terrorists are trying to make it look like the Russians are behind this, in hopes of starting up the Cold War again. But never fear; with Jack Ryan on the case, the terrorists don't have a prayer.

The studio has pulled together quite a strong cast for this film. Some of the other people in this movie are Morgan Freeman (CIA director and Ryan's mentor) and James Cromwell (President of the USA). The casting of Affleck as Ryan should bring a fresh look to this character and bring in a younger crowd to theaters. (Marty Doskins/BOP)

Vital statistics for The Sum of All Fears
Main Cast Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell
Supporting Cast Ken Jenkins, Liev Schreiber, Bruce McGill, John Beasley, Russell Bobbitt
Director Phil Alden Robinson
Screenwriter Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne
Distributor Paramount
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating PG-13
Running Time 124 minutes
Screen Count 3,230
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Comparison films for The Sum of All Fears
Adjusted Opening
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Clear and Present Danger 8/5/9420.35 30.07 2378 12115.00 17222.3 122.01 180.31 4.23
U-571 4/21/0019.55 21.87 2583 7569.00 8144.7 79.07 88.45 4.04
Crimson Tide 5/12/9518.61 25.79 2382 7813.00 10417.3 91.37 126.65 4.91
Patriot Games 6/5/9218.51 26.89 2366 7823.00 10933.3 82.88 120.42 4.48
Hunt for Red October, The 3/2/9017.16 24.51 1225 14008.00 19252.7 120.71 172.48 7.03
Thirteen Days 1/12/019.78 10.43 2029 4820.00 4948.0 34.57 36.89 3.01
Reindeer Games 2/25/008.13 9.09 2204 3689.00 3969.6 23.15 25.89 2.85
Arlington Road 7/9/997.52 8.96 1631 4611.00 5264.5 24.36 29.02 3.24



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