high-intensity drama, based on the novel by Tom Clancy, Ben
Affleck stars as CIA agent Jack Ryan.
The agent has appeared in Clancy's other stories: The Hunt
for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger
(twice with Harrison Ford playing the role).
Here, Ryan is dealing with a terrifying new problem: a nuclear
weapon has fallen into the hands of foreign terrorists who
are determined to create a war between Russia and the U.S.
As the film begins, a South African arms dealer (Colm Feore)
acquires a long-lost nuclear weapon and sells it, at great
profit, to a resurgent group of fascists, who plan to lure
the U.S. and Russia into a war.
Soon after, the Russian premiere dies and the relatively unknown
new leader replaces him. But the U.S. president smells a rat,
and calls the CIA chief, William Cabot (Morgan Freeman), and
special agent Jack Ryan (Affleck), the junior analyst who
has been researching the new Russian leader, are called into
And Affleck's pedigree as a romantic lead is also used to
full effect...there's a major love story that runs alongside
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