History Film / PatriotGames

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.
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.
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