Patriot Games


(out of 5)

CIA man Jack Ryan (, continuing the role that Alec Baldwin created in The Hunt For Red October) becomes the target of revenge after he takes out an IRA terrorist on a visit to Ireland. The victim’s brother () travels to America in order for payback, starting a series of tense situations, high-speed chases and a thrilling climax in the last reel. It’s all really well made, crowd pleasing stuff, but The Fugitive came along a year later and showed that blockbuster action movies could also well afford a lot of class on top of everything else. is excellent as Ford’s doctor wife, and both of them reprise their roles in Clear and Present Danger.

Mace Neufeld Productions, Paramount Pictures

USA, 1992

Directed by

Screenplay by , , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by 

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,


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