Clear And Present Danger


(out of 5)

Jack Ryan returns for his third screen adventure in this highly superior drama that comes close to the riveting suspense of The Hunt For Red Octoberimproves on his performance from Patriot Games as the out-of-his-depth CIA operative who takes a high-ranking position when his mentor and close friend () is hospitalized for terminal illness. Ryan is left to deal with the political ramifications of the murder of a family who were close friends with the president, a scheme involving a dangerous Colombian drug cartel that threatens to blow up the global community at any point. Fascinating twists and a slick script, plus a host of supporting performances (including returning as Ryan’s intelligent doctor wife) that sparkle.

Mace Neufeld Productions,

USA, 1994

Directed by

Screenplay by , , , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1994


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