|The Sum of All Fears|
Theatrical poster for The Sum of All Fears.
|Directed by||Phil Alden Robinson|
|Produced by||Mace Neufeld|
|Written by||Tom Clancy (novel)|
Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne (screenplay)
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Editing by||Nicholas de Toth|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||May 31, 2002|
|Running time||126 min. Phil Alden Robinson (born March 1, 1950) in Long Beach New York, is an American Film director and Screenwriter whose Mace Alvin Neufeld (born July 13, 1928) is an American film and Television producer. Thomas Leo Clancy Jr (born April 12 1947) is an American author best known for his technically detailed espionage and Military science storylines Paul Attanasio (born on November 14, 1959 in The Bronx, New York City) is an American Screenwriter and producer Ben Affleck (born Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt; August 15 1972 is an American Film Screenwriter, director, actor and older brother of Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr (born June 1 1937 is an Academy Award -winning American actor Film director and Narrator. James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) sometimes credited as Jamie Cromwell, is an American Film and Television Ciarán Hinds (born 9 February 1953; Anglicised pronunciation in ˈkɪərɔːn ˈhaɪndz is an IFTA award-winning Irish Actor Isaac Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is an American Tony Award -winning Actor. Kathryn Bridget Moynahan (born April 28 1971) is an American actress. Michael Byrne (born 7 November 1943) is an English actor noted for his roles on Film and Television. Jerrald King "Jerry" Goldsmith ( February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was an American Film score Composer Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. The year 2002 in film involved some significant events The first significant releases of sequels took place between Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, approx.|
|Preceded by||Clear And Present Danger|
|Followed by||By Any Means Necessary|
The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, and based on the book of the same name by Tom Clancy. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Clear and Present Danger is a 1994 film directed by Phillip Noyce, based on the book of the same name by Tom Clancy. The year 2002 in film involved some significant events The first significant releases of sequels took place between Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, United States cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century Phil Alden Robinson (born March 1, 1950) in Long Beach New York, is an American Film director and Screenwriter whose The Sum of All Fears is the best-selling thriller novel by Tom Clancy, and part of the Jack Ryan series Thomas Leo Clancy Jr (born April 12 1947) is an American author best known for his technically detailed espionage and Military science storylines It stars Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan and Morgan Freeman and was released in the United States on May 31, 2002. Ben Affleck (born Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt; August 15 1972 is an American Film Screenwriter, director, actor and older brother of Jack Ryan (full name President Sir John Patrick Ryan, PhD, CPA, KCVO) ( May 17 1950- is a Fictional character Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr (born June 1 1937 is an Academy Award -winning American actor Film director and Narrator. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.
During the Yom Kippur War in 1973, an Israeli A-4 jet carrying a nuclear bomb is shot down over the desert in the Middle East. The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War or October War (מלחמת יום הכיפורים transliterated: Milkhemet Yom HaKipurim or מלחמת יום Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout In 2002, the bomb is found and sold to an arms dealer named Olson (Colm Feore), he sells it to an Austrian neo-Nazi named Richard Dressler (Alan Bates) for 45 million dollars on the black market. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Colm Feore (born August 22, 1958) is an American-Canadian Stage, Film and Television Actor. Austrians (Österreicher are a nation and an ethnic group originating from the Republic of Austria and its historical predecessor states ( March of Austria, The term neo-Nazism refers to post- World War II Political movements Social movements and ideologies seeking to revive Nazism, Sir Alan Arthur Bates CBE (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003 was a British Actor. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been
Meanwhile, the United States becomes concerned when Alexander Nemerov (Ciaran Hinds) becomes the new president of the Russian Federation. Ciarán Hinds (born 9 February 1953; Anglicised pronunciation in ˈkɪərɔːn ˈhaɪndz is an IFTA award-winning Irish Actor Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Nemerov is seen as a hard-liner with regards to his control over the Russian military. Director of Central Intelligence William Cabot (Morgan Freeman) seeks the opinion of young CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck), who has done extensive research on Nemerov's life and career. The Office of United States Director of Central Intelligence (DCI was established by U Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr (born June 1 1937 is an Academy Award -winning American actor Film director and Narrator. Jack Ryan (full name President Sir John Patrick Ryan, PhD, CPA, KCVO) ( May 17 1950- is a Fictional character Ben Affleck (born Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt; August 15 1972 is an American Film Screenwriter, director, actor and older brother of While on a routine inspection of Russia's nuclear weapons facilities, Cabot and Ryan are invited to the Kremlin to meet with Nemerov personally. The Moscow Kremlin ( Russian: Московский Кремль Moskovskiy Kreml) usually referred to as simply The Kremlin, is a historic fortified Tension arises when Nemerov likens the United States' involvement in Russian-Chechen affairs to "sleeping with another man's wife", with Russia playing the part of the betrayed and vengeful husband.
During the inspection, Ryan notices that three senior Russian nuclear technicians are not present at the facility. Nemerov's aide Anatoli Grushkov (Michael Byrne) attempts to assuage Ryan's concerns by telling him that the three scientists are out sick, on vacation, and recently deceased, respectively. Michael Byrne (born 7 November 1943) is an English actor noted for his roles on Film and Television. Cabot's covert informant in Moscow, known by his codename 'Spinnaker', tells Cabot that Grushkov's explanations are false, and that the whereabouts of the three scientists are truly unknown to the Russian government. Upon arrival in Washington, Cabot sends CIA operative John Clark (Liev Schreiber) to track down the missing scientists. John Clark (real name John Terrence Kelly is a Fictional character created by Tom Clancy who appears in many of Clancy's novels Isaac Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is an American Tony Award -winning Actor. Clark discovers the three scientists in Ukraine constructing Dressler's bomb. Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe.
When President Nemerov takes responsibility for an unauthorized gas-warfare attack on Grozny, the capital city of Chechnya, American President J. Robert Fowler (James Cromwell) and his administration become concerned with the volatility of Nemerov's military policies and respond by sending NATO peacekeeping troops to Chechnya. Grozny (Гро́зный Соьлж-ГIала Sölƶ-Ġala or Соьлжа-ГIала Sölƶa -Ġala sometimes referred to as ce Джовхар-ГIала The Chechen Republic (ˈʧɛʧɨn rɪˈpʌblɨk Чече́нская Респу́блика Chechenskaya Respublika; Нохчийн Республика Noxçiyn Respublika Jonathan Robert (Bob Fowler is a Fictional character in the Jack Ryan universe created by Tom Clancy. James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) sometimes credited as Jamie Cromwell, is an American Film and Television The North Atlantic Treaty Meanwhile, the nuclear bomb arrives in a crate in Baltimore, Maryland, and is placed at an American football stadium disguised as a cigarette vending machine. In a recording, Dressler reveals his intentions in placing the bomb in Baltimore: frustrated and angered with the American and Russian paternalism over smaller European nations, Dressler has resolved to destroy both nations, much as Adolf Hitler desired to in World War II. Hi and welcome to Wikipedia! Please understand that this article is frequently vandalized and vandalism is reverted immediately World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Dressler notes that Hitler was "not crazy", but "stupid" in that he tried to fight the Soviet Union and the United States simultaneously. Rather, one must get "America and Russia to fight each other. . . and destroy each other. " By detonating a Russian-made nuclear weapon on American soil, Dressler hopes to aggravate an already tense relationship between the two superpowers to the point of full-blown nuclear war.
Ryan attempts to inform Cabot that the bomb is in Baltimore, but it turns out that President Fowler and Cabot are attending a football game in the stadium where the bomb is planted. The noise from the game make it excessively difficult for Cabot to hear Ryan's warning. After several tries, Ryan gets the warning across and Cabot orders the Secret Service agents to rush the President out of the stadium. The President manages to escape the stadium, but only moments before the bomb detonates, destroying a significant part of the city. After the explosion, President Fowler is rescued by United States Marines, and taken airborne on a Boeing E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post with his cabinet. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Immediately, they fear that the bomb was Russian. Ryan and his girlfriend Dr. Catherine Muller (Bridget Moynahan) survive the blast, but Cabot dies later at a hospital. Kathryn Bridget Moynahan (born April 28 1971) is an American actress.
After learning about the explosion, Dressler calls his neo-fascist friend who is a general in the Russian Air Force. In an attempt to further aggravate the situation, the general orders his Tu-22M Backfire pilots to strike an American aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in the North Sea under the false information that a United States ICBM has attacked Moscow. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Mission and capabilities The mission of Stennis and her embarked Air Wing ( CVW-9) is to conduct sustained combat air operations while forward deployed in the The North Sea is a marginal, Epeiric sea of the Atlantic Ocean on the European Continental shelf. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of The strike is successful, and in response President Fowler orders three United States Air Force F-16s to attack the originating Russian air base. Tensions mount as trust between Fowler and Nemerov rapidly deteriorates. To prove that he is willing to take the exchange to the next level, Fowler orders (SNAPCOUNT) the military to maximum readiness, preparing to launch a massive nuclear strike on Russian military targets. Seeing that the U. S. has dispatched B-2 Spirit stealth bombers and nuclear submarines, Nemerov prepares to launch his ICBMs on the United States. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout
Ryan first discovers from the Air Force Radiation Assessment Team that the plutonium for the Baltimore bomb was manufactured in Savannah River nuclear plant in South Carolina in 1968, thus indicating that the original device was of American, not Russian, origin. The Savannah River Site (SRS is a nuclear materials processing center in the United States state of South Carolina, located on land in Aiken Allendale and Barwnell He tries, unsuccessfully, to communicate this information to President Fowler. Ryan further discovers that Dressler was behind the Baltimore attack. After being with the dying William Cabot, Ryan takes Cabot's personal effects, and with Cabot's text messenger, asks Spinnaker how the American plutonium ended up in a Russian bomb. Spinnaker tells him that the United States had secretly managed to send it to Israel for their nuclear weapons program, an allegation also made by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre in their book, The Fifth Horseman. Israel is widely believed to be the sixth country in the world to develop Nuclear weapons and to be one of four nuclear-armed countries not recognized Larry Collins, born John Lawrence Collins Jr, ( September 14, 1929, Hartford Connecticut &ndash June 20, 2005, Fréjus Dominique Lapierre (born 1931 in Châtelaillon, near La Rochelle, France) is a French Author. The Fifth Horseman is a novel (hard cover paperback and book on audio cassette) written by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre.
Ryan gets to the Baltimore harbor docks, only to find Dressler's American contact Lod Mason murdered by Dressler's South African assassin. The assassin attacks Ryan, who manages to get the upper hand on his attacker. Ryan tries to force the assassin to talk, but is thwarted as the Maryland State Police arrive. Via a Maryland State Police helicopter, Ryan manages to get to The Pentagon, where he is able to communicate the truth to President Nemerov. The Pentagon is the Headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia. Relying on Ryan's word, Nemerov proposes a plan to Fowler to a stand down. Fowler follows suit, and nuclear war is averted.
The two presidents meet and make peace as agents of both governments hunt down and assassinate the terrorist conspirators. John Clark slits Olson's throat, Russian agents pursue and shoot the traitorous Russian Air Force general in a snow-covered forest, and as Grushkov looks on, a carefully-placed car bomb does not kill Dressler's bodyguard when he starts the car, but kills Dressler after he replaces his bodyguard at the wheel, closes the door, and punches his cigarette lighter, which pops up as his car explodes. [In terrorist circles, drivers began to be required to start the car engine. As a response to car bombs; assassins have had to adapt to avoid needless killings. ]
The final scene takes place in Washington, D.C., where Presidents Fowler and Nemerov address the Baltimore tragedy and the future of Weapons of Mass Destruction during a speech on the White House lawn. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D A weapon of mass destruction ( WMD) is a weapon which can kill large numbers of humans and/or cause great damage to man-made structures (e In a nearby park, Ryan and Cathy Mueller are having a picnic when they are approached by Grushkov. It is revealed that Grushkov is Spinnaker: Cabot's covert source in Moscow. Grushkov gives Dr. Muller a "modest gift" for her engagement to Ryan. Muller and Ryan are perplexed, as they have not told anyone of their engagement. Ryan asks Grushkov how he could possibly know this secret, but he simply smiles, shrugs and walks away.
While the basic plot was the same, there were significant changes from the book. Ken Jenkins (born August 28 1940) is an American Actor, best known as Dr John Beasley (born June 26 1943) is an American Actor known for his role on Everwood. Mythos (Aristotle In literature the plot comprises all the events in a story particularly rendered towards the achievement of some particular Artistic or Emotional Noting these substantial changes, in the commentary track on the DVD release, Tom Clancy jokingly introduces himself as "the author of the book that he [Phil Alden Robinson, who is present with Clancy] ignored". On disc based video formats an audio commentary is an additional audio track consisting of a lecture or comments by one or more speakers that plays in real time with video DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Thomas Leo Clancy Jr (born April 12 1947) is an American author best known for his technically detailed espionage and Military science storylines
The original terrorists in the novel were Muslim extremists, but in the movie, they are changed to neo-fascists. A Muslim (مسلم pronounced Muslim, not Muzlim) is an adherent of the Religion Extremism is a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society or otherwise claimed to violate A common misconception is that this was done as a reaction to the September 11 attacks. However, the movie was filmed months before 9/11; it finished filming in June 2001. June 2001: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September (The 9/11 attacks actually resemble the events at the end of Debt of Honor instead, the novel after The Sum of All Fears. Debt of Honor ( 1994) is a Novel by Tom Clancy. It is a continuation of the series featuring his character Jack Ryan. The Sum of All Fears is the best-selling thriller novel by Tom Clancy, and part of the Jack Ryan series , where the terrorist is not a Muslim extremist but a bitter Japanese pilot who is avenging what he wrongly thinks was the murder of his son during a Japanese-American war). On the "making-of" DVD extra, the director says that this was purely for elements relating to the plot, as Muslim extremists would not be able to plausibly accomplish all that was necessary for the story to work. The group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) did mount a 2-year lobbying campaign that ended on January 26, 2001, against using "Muslim villains", as the original book version did. The Council on American-Islamic Relations ( CAIR) is a Civil liberties and advocacy group for Muslims in North America that was Events 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Director Phil Alden Robinson is quoted in a letter to CAIR saying "I hope you will be reassured that I have no intention of promoting negative images of Muslims or Arabs, and I wish you the best in your continuing efforts to combat discrimination".  Screenwriter Dan Pyne claims that the decision to not use Arab terrorists was “possibly because that has become a cliché. At the time that I started writing the Sum Of All Fears, Joerg Haider was just starting to come into play in Austria. Jörg Haider (January 26 1950 – October 11 2008 was an Austrian politician And simultaneous with that, I think, there was some neo-nationalist activity in Holland, and there was stuff going on in Spain and in Italy. So it seemed like a logical and lasting idea that would be universal. ” It has also been noted that a larger percent of profits stems from international audiences, and American filmmakers work to avoid alienating large segments of this customer base.