Clear and Present Danger

Clear and Present Danger

Phillip Noyce (1994)

12 Certificate


Our Score
It's no wonder that three first-rank screenwriters were hired to adapt this sequel to Patriot Games, as there is so much plot in Tom Clancy's original novel that it's a minor miracle they managed to squeeze it all in. It takes the picture some time to gather momentum but, once the links between the Colombian drugs barons and some top US officials are established, it's action all the way. Harrison Ford is on commanding form for his second outing as CIA troubleshooter Jack Ryan and director Phillip Noyce makes a much better job of this than he did of The Saint.


A CIA analyst gets caught up in the Colombian drug trade while trying to track down terrorists responsible for the murder of a close friend of the US president - but his investigations point to illegal activity and corruption at the very top of government. Action thriller, based on Tom Clancy's novel, with Harrison Ford reprising his role from Patriot Games alongside Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer and James Earl Jones.

Cast & Crew

Jack Ryan Harrison Ford
Clark Willem Dafoe
Cathy Ryan Anne Archer
Felix Cortez Joaquim de Almeida
Robert Ritter Henry Czerny
James Cutter Harris Yulin
President Bennett Donald Moffat
Ernesto Escobedo Miguel Sandoval
Captain Ramirez Benjamin Bratt
Chavez Raymond Cruz
Judge Moore Dean Jones
Sally Ryan Thora Birch
Moira Wolfson Ann Magnuson
Senator Mayo Hope Lange
FBI director Jacobs Tom Tammi
FBI agent Dan Murray Tim Grimm
DEA agent Jean Fowler Belita Moreno
Director Phillip Noyce
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray