History Film / PatriotGames

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.
27th Jun '16 1:27:57 PM maxwellsilver
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* AdapationalAngstUpgrade: 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.

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* AdapationalAngstUpgrade: 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.
27th Jun '16 1:27:30 PM maxwellsilver
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* AdapationalAngstUpgrade: 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.
27th Jun '16 1:16:25 PM maxwellsilver
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* ActionSurvivor: Jack Ryan, despite being a BadassBookworm, is generally out of his depth in a stand-up fight. In two of the movie's three fight scenes, Jack has the HomeFieldAdvantage (in fact, the assassin at Annapolis seems to [[TooDumbToLive almost go out of his way]] to attack him in the one place where TheCavalry can arrive immediately), and in the third, he has the element of surprise, being an unexpected BadassBystander.

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* ActionSurvivor: Jack Ryan, despite being a BadassBookworm, is generally out of his depth in a stand-up fight. In two of the movie's three fight scenes, Jack has the HomeFieldAdvantage (in fact, the assassin at Annapolis seems to [[TooDumbToLive almost go out of his way]] way to attack him in the one place where TheCavalry can arrive immediately), and in the third, he has the element of surprise, being an unexpected BadassBystander.
23rd Jun '16 4:38:59 PM res20stupid
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** Inverted later on, where the analyst who inspired Jack's EurekaMoment can be seen later on in the satellite room.
15th Jun '16 4:17:36 AM contrafanxxx
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* FinalBattle: Between Ryan and Miller.
5th May '16 3:09:03 PM res20stupid
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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]].
20th Apr '16 9:02:13 PM Pren
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* {{Cliffhanger}}: A rather low key one, as the film ends with Ryan about to learn the gender of his new baby. [[Film/ClearAndPresentDanger The next film]] reveals [[spoiler:it's a boy.]]
21st Mar '16 7:26:58 AM JamesAustin
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->'''Admiral Greer''': ''Excuse me, Jack, tell me one thing in life that is absolutely for certain.''
->'''Jack Ryan''': ''My daughter's love.''

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->'''Admiral Greer''': ''Excuse Greer:''' Excuse me, Jack, tell me one thing in life that is absolutely for certain.''
->'''Jack Ryan''': ''My
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'''Jack Ryan:''' My
daughter's love.''
love.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Jack Ryan is sight seeing in London when he sees a car leaving the Royal Palace get boxed in by two stolen cars, from which Miller and his brother burst out, wearing ski masks. He immediately sprints across the street yelling for his family to take cover before the bomb goes off and the shooting starts. Soon after, Jack leaps into the fray to intervene in the attack. Thus, the audience immediately knows that Jack is GenreSavvy (realizing what is about to happen) and doesn't hesitate when action is needed.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Jack Ryan is sight seeing in London when he sees a car leaving the Royal Palace get boxed in by two stolen cars, from which Miller and his brother burst out, wearing ski masks. He immediately sprints across the street yelling for his family to take cover before the bomb goes off and the shooting starts. Soon after, Jack leaps into the fray to intervene in the attack. Thus, the audience immediately knows that Jack is GenreSavvy (realizing quick at being savvy in realizing what is about to happen) happen, and doesn't hesitate when action is needed.



* GenreSavvy: As cited below, Highland knows there's no point in resisting when the gang attacks the van, telling the others to open the doors and refusing to beg for his life.



* HostageSituation[=/=]HumanShield: When Miller's cohorts attack the van, they drag the driver from it and threaten to kill him unless the van doors are opened. The GenreSavvy Inspector Highland tells the other officers to open the door. When they protest that they should wait, Highland snaps, "For what? For them to kill him and ''then'' open the door?"

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* HostageSituation[=/=]HumanShield: When Miller's cohorts attack the van, they drag the driver from it and threaten to kill him unless the van doors are opened. The GenreSavvy Inspector Highland tells the other officers to open the door. When they protest that they should wait, Highland snaps, "For what? For them to kill him and ''then'' open the door?"
16th Mar '16 7:57:43 PM Nakuyabi
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: While the ULA group won't hesitate to engage in attempting to kidnap / assassinate Lord Holmes, O'Donnell and a few of the members are against Miller exacting revenge against Ryan for Patrick's death. However, this is more because it distracts them from their goals regarding Holmes rather than having any qualms about killing Ryan.



* PragmaticVillainy: While O'Donnell and a few of the members of the ULA grant Miller some resources and leeway for exacting revenge against Ryan for Patrick's death, they warn him not to get too obsessed with Ryan, as it interferes with their plans to kidnap or assassinate Lord Holmes, and the greater political goal of their terrorist acts in general. When his assassination attempts against Ryan and his family fail and he still wants more revenge, they chide him for disregarding their earlier warning and order him back to work on their kidnapping/assassination project. Then, as the IRA realizes Miller's stirring up Ryan against them has become a major liability to their cause, they sell out his entire ULA splinter faction for being more trouble than it's worth.



-->I will ''fucking destroy you!''

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-->I will ''fucking destroy you!''fucking ''destroy'' you!
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