History Film / PatriotGames

17th Oct '17 2:48:41 PM DrOO7
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Miller is killed when Jack pushes him into a boat anchor.
25th Aug '17 9:49:20 AM SnowHesher
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* CurbStompBattle: When the SAS soldiers launch their night raid on the desert camp, it's less of a battle than it is a slaughter. The entire battle lasts only a couple of minutes, with presumably everyone in the camp killed (although we do see one camp defender feebly crawling along the ground). Later, Marty comments that some of the people in the camp will have to be identified by dental records due to the corpses being unrecognizable.
13th Aug '17 9:16:21 AM Boggs
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* VillainHasAPoint: All other considerations aside, Jack ''did'' kill Sean's brother, [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes which is a pretty solid reason to want his head.]]
12th Aug '17 5:10:08 PM DrOO7
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* AdaptationalWimp: In the book, Dennis Cooley joins the group at their training camp and is part of the group that attacks the Ryan home at the end. In the movie, he's completely inept with a gun and Miller kills him when he realizes he's useless.



** Dennis Cooley dies much earlier in the movie than in the book.



* RealityEnsues: Middle-aged Jack gets his ass kicked by the much-younger Ned Clark and it's only the fast action of the guards that save his life.



** Annette and Ned Sterling prepare to carry out what is clearly a very well planned out assassination of Ryan. Somehow, it never occurred to them that they would be doing this on the grounds of a ''military academy'', with armed guards patrolling at all times. Even had they been successful they would likely have been shot within seconds--which is precisely the fate that befalls Sterling.

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** Annette and Ned Sterling Clark prepare to carry out what is clearly a very well planned out assassination of Ryan. Somehow, it never occurred to them that they would be doing this on the grounds of a ''military academy'', with armed guards patrolling at all times. Even had they been successful they would likely have been shot within seconds--which is precisely the fate that befalls Sterling.Clark.
15th Mar '17 7:17:51 PM Fireblood
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[ExploitedTrope weaponized by Ryan]] - the IRA bag-man refuses to sell out any member of the IRA who was involved in the attack on Ryan's wife and daughter and instead tried to distance the IRA from the attack, so Ryan threatens to bring the press into his daughter's hospital room and squarely blame the IRA for the attack, heavily damaging the group's reputation among [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora Irish descendants who are sympathetic to the IRA]].

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[ExploitedTrope weaponized Weaponized by Ryan]] - the IRA bag-man refuses to sell out any member of the IRA who was involved in the attack on Ryan's wife and daughter and instead tried to distance the IRA from the attack, so Ryan threatens to bring the press into his daughter's hospital room and squarely blame the IRA for the attack, heavily damaging the group's reputation among [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora Irish descendants Americans who are sympathetic to the IRA]].
12th Jan '17 1:54:51 PM contrafanxxx
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* HeelFaceTurn: Paddy, who offers to provide Jack pictures of the terrorists who attacked his family.
8th Dec '16 7:55:09 AM LarryMullen
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* MissingTrailerScene: Creator/JamesEarlJones is heard saying in the trailer, "There's never been a terrorist attack on American soil". This was left out of theatrical release because it sounded too much like an invitation or dare (also, it was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_in_the_United_States quite inaccurate]] even in 1992, given Pan Am Flight 103, plus such incidents as the [=LaGuardia=] Airport bombing and the Wall Street bombing).
19th Sep '16 11:04:37 AM Mdumas43073
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18th Sep '16 12:17:49 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* KarmicDeath: O'Donnell leads a splinter faction of the IRA that favors more violent tactics in pursuing the royal family. Thus, he makes the effort to free Miller, his most AxCrazy operative. This backfires horribly on him when he interferes with Miller's RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Ryan, and is promptly killed for it.
** Same with Holmes' traitorous secretary, who makes it possible for O'Donnell and Miller to ambush Ryan and Holmes at the former's home; he is found out and left to his comrades, and is mistakenly gunned down by Miller in his pursuit of Ryan.
27th Jun '16 1:28:45 PM maxwellsilver
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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: In the book, Sean Miller seeks revenge because he had never failed a mission before and Ryan ruined his record. Here, his brother was killed by Ryan.



* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: In the book, Sean Miller seeks revenge because he had never failed a mission before and Ryan ruined his record. Here, his brother was killed by Ryan.
* AdaptationalVillainy: The film version of Sean Miller is even more violent and crazy than the book version.

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: In the book, Sean Miller seeks revenge because he had never failed a mission before and Ryan ruined his record. Here, his brother was killed by Ryan.
* AdaptationalVillainy: The film version of Sean Miller is even more violent and crazy than the book version. This may be related to his AdaptationalAngstUpgrade.
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