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PG-13| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Based on Tom Clancy's novel, this espionage thriller tracks a sinister plot to draw the United States and Russia into World War III. When the Russian president (Ciarán Hinds) suddenly dies, world tension escalates. Coupled with missing nuclear scientists and the threat of a nuclear detonation on United States soil, young CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck) must uncover who is behind the conspiracy.

Cast: Ben Affleck , Morgan Freeman , James Cromwell , Liev Schreiber , Bridget Moynahan , Alan Bates , Ciarán Hinds , Philip Baker Hall

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Sum of All Fears (2002)

Release Date: May 31st, 2002|1 hr. 58 min.

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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • How the hell did Ben Affleck, 29, wind up replacing Harrison Ford, 59, as our hero? Who's next as Ryan -- Ozzy Osbourne's guppy son, Jack? Chronology hasn't been this royally fucked with since Memento. show more

  • Yet there's no getting around one awkward fact. The picture, which turns on a cataclysmic act of terrorism within U.S. borders, was made for a different audience from the one that's about to see it. show more

  • Mediocre terrorist melodrama turned even punier by real-life events, and that's before we scratch our heads at its lead-actor choice. show more

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  • January 17, 2014 Richard
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    this movie was excellent 5 stars

  • April 09, 2010 Emswan2004
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    Never mind the rest of this movie, the bomb explosion scene alone was silly enough. THAT was supposed to be a Nuclear Bomb?! NOT. If you really want to see what a real nuclear bomb can do, watch actual footage from nuclear tests in the 1950's! ANd those were small in comparison to the power of today's bombs. This movie scene wasn't even up to the destruction caused by the WWII atomic bombs dropped over Japan! I've noticed a trend in movies since the 1990's wherein they considerably downplay the horrific destructive power of atomic and nuclear warheads. Sheeeezzzzzz

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