Patriot Games

  • 15
  • Phillip Noyce (1992)
  • US
  • 111 min
Patriot Games
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Harrison Ford takes over from Alec Baldwin as CIA analyst Jack Ryan in this follow-up to box-office hit The Hunt for Red October. Director Phillip Noyce has the now former agency man rescuing peer James Fox from an IRA attack in London and being hounded for his trouble by renegade terrorist Sean Bean. But, apart from one brilliant sequence showing a remote-controlled desert massacre, Noyce's thriller (based on the novel by Tom Clancy) never gets its act together to provide the direct appeal that all good action movies should have. The movie also rides roughshod over the delicate nature of the Troubles, despite an unconvincing apologia from Richard Harris's more politically astute terrorist.

Plot Summary

Thriller based on the bestselling novel by Tom Clancy, starring Harrison Ford and Anne Archer. In London, former CIA analyst Jack Ryan saves a member of the royal family from an IRA attack and becomes a target for revenge.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jack Ryan
Harrison Ford
Dr Cathy Ryan
Anne Archer
Kevin O'Donnell
Patrick Bergin
Sean Miller
Sean Bean
Sally Ryan
Thora Birch
Lord Holmes
James Fox
Robby Jackson
Samuel L Jackson
Annette
Polly Walker
Admiral James Greer
James Earl Jones
Paddy O'Neil
Richard Harris
Marty Cantor
J E Freeman
Dennis Cooley
Alex Norton
Watkins
Hugh Fraser
Inspector Highland
David Threlfall

Crew

Director
Phillip Noyce

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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