Clear and Present Danger (1994) USA
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Director:Phillip Noyce
Producer:Lis Kern, Mace Neufeld, Ralph S. Singleton
Writer:Tom Clancy, Donald Stewart
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
Awards:Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations
Genre:Political Thriller
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 5.1, English, DTS, French, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Phillip Noyce  ...  (Director)
Tom Clancy, Donald Stewart  ...  (Writer)
Harrison Ford  ...  Jack Ryan
Willem Dafoe  ...  John Clark
Anne Archer  ...  Cathy Muller Ryan
Joaquim de Almeida  ...  Col. Felix Cortez
Henry Czerny  ...  Robert Ritter
Harris Yulin  ...  James Cutter
Donald Moffat  ...  President Bennett
Miguel Sandoval  ...  Ernesto Escobedo
Benjamin Bratt  ...  Captain Ramirez
Raymond Cruz  ...  Domingo Chavez
Dean Jones  ...  Judge Moore
Thora Birch  ...  Sally Ryan
Ann Magnuson  ...  Moira Wolfson
Hope Lange  ...  Senator Mayo
Tom Tammi  ...  FBI Director Emile Jacobs
Tim Grimm  ...  
Belita Moreno  ...  
James Earl Jones  ...  
Jorge Luke  ...  
Jaime Gomez  ...  
Comments: Truth needs a soldier.

Summary: The third installment in the cinematic incarnation of Tom Clancy's CIA analyst Jack Ryan and the second starring Harrison Ford, this follow-up to Patriot Games is a more complex, rewarding, and bolder film than its predecessor. Ford returns as Ryan, this time embroiled in a failed White House bid to wipe out a Colombian drug cartel and cover up the mess. The script, by Clancy and John Milius (Red Dawn), has an air of true adventure about it as Ryan places himself in harm's way to extract covert soldiers abandoned in a Latin American jungle. There are a couple of remarkable set pieces expertly handled by Patriot Games director Phillip Noyce, especially a shocking scene involving an ambush on Ryan's car in an alley. The supporting cast is superb, including Willem Dafoe as the soldiers' leader, Henry Czerny as Ryan's enemy at the CIA, Joaquim de Almeida as a smooth-talking villain, Ann Magnuson as an unwitting confederate in international crime, and James Earl Jones as Ryan's dying boss. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, theatrical trailer, closed captioning, optional French soundtrack, and optional Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh