Clear and Present Danger

TRUTH NEEDS A SOLDIER.

clearandpresentdangerAs Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) climbs the CIA ladder, the president declares an illegal war on Colombian drug cartels. The sequel to Patriot Games (1992) was made by the same director, but suffers a bit from its length; it takes some time to sort out the complicated, political mess that Ryan gets entangled with. The story is a salute to those few, good men who dare stand up to those who are prepared to piss all over the Constitution. Times are bad indeed when not even the president knows right from wrong. Ford delivers a solid performance and the action scenes are very well made.

1994-U.S. 141 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Phillip Noyce. Screenplay: Donald E. Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius. Novel: Tom Clancy. Cast: Harrison Ford (Jack Ryan), Willem Dafoe (John Clark), Anne Archer (Cathy Ryan), Joaquim de Almeida, James Earl Jones, Henry Czerny… Benjamin Bratt, Dean Jones, Thora Birch.

Trivia: Jack Ryan next appeared in The Sum of All Fears (2002).

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