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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Ben Affleck
Morgan Freeman
James Cromwell
Liev Schreiber
Alan Bates
Directors
Phil Alden Robinson
Screenwriters
Paul Attanasio
Daniel Pyne
Running Time
124 minutes

The Sum Of All Fears


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Plot
The Cold War heats up again when a renegade terrorist brings a nuclear warhead to mainland U.S.A., tricking the Yanks into thinking that the Ruskies are up to no good. Only CIA analyst Jack Ryan holds the information that can stop head-to-head nuclear war — but he’s tangled up in old-school political red tape.


Verdict
Compared to Harrison Ford, Affleck is a boy playing in a man’s world. But as a political thriller that relies on brain rather than brawn, The Sum Of All Fears is a match for any of the earlier Jack Ryan movies.


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