History Literature / PatriotGames

24th Dec '15 4:49:19 PM nombretomado
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* BritishRoyalFamily: Although mentioned only by title and not name, two members of the Royal Family were the subject of the attack that kicks off the story.
8th Oct '15 8:34:54 AM JediGoalie30
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* IfIWantedYouDead: A variant is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] by [[BigBad O'Donnell]] and his intelligence officer. The intel man scoffs when O'Donnell says that security around the royals will be impenetrable for a while due to their previous mission, and O'Donnell replies by reminding him that they are trying to kidnap them, not kill them, which is vastly more difficult. O'Donnell then points out that if he just wanted to kill them, they would already be dead.

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* OhCrap: Jack's reaction to seeing news of Miller's escape on CNN.
8th Oct '15 6:38:19 AM jeez
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* BusmansHoliday: Jack Ryan, fighting off terrorists even after hours.
14th Sep '15 9:53:13 AM robbulldog
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* ConvenientMisfire: Ryan is able to stop the first assassination attempt, as one of the ULA terrorists has a jammed AK-47. Instead, Ryan and the terrorist shoot at each other with pistols, Ryan kills the terrorist, the terrorist only manages to shoot him in the shoulder. Discussed later, in that the terrorist had taped the magazines end-to-end, which made a jam upon switching the magazines more likely.
3rd Jul '15 10:40:23 AM Nohbody
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Natter, and AR is about the work as it was written, not speculation of how RL events afterward compare to the work.
** By the end of the story, the Princess of Wales is pregnant; it's safe to assume in hindsight that this would be Diana pregnant with Prince Harry.
26th Jun '15 12:21:54 AM LordKelvin
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Doesn't apply here, Sean Miller was named in the novel long before the movie was conceived of, much less Sean Bean being cast in that role
The novel was later adapted into [[Film/PatriotGames a film of the same name]], starring Creator/HarrisonFord as Ryan and Creator/SeanBean as [[TheDanza Sean Miller]].
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The novel was later adapted into [[Film/PatriotGames a film of the same name]], starring Creator/HarrisonFord as Ryan and Creator/SeanBean as [[TheDanza Sean Miller]]. Miller.
25th Jun '15 6:27:16 AM Movienut376
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**By the end of the story, the Princess of Wales is pregnant; it's safe to assume in hindsight that this would be Diana pregnant with Prince Harry.
19th May '15 5:22:10 AM GuyIncog
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* FreudianThreat: After capturing one of the terrorists, Robby Jackson points a shotgun at his groin and threatens to "make a girl out of" him if he doesn't talk.
15th Apr '15 10:11:23 PM dmcreif
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The novel was later adapted into [[Film/PatriotGames a film of the same name]], starring Creator/HarrisonFord as Ryan.
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The novel was later adapted into [[Film/PatriotGames a film of the same name]], starring Creator/HarrisonFord as Ryan. Ryan and Creator/SeanBean as [[TheDanza Sean Miller]].
31st Mar '15 6:47:53 AM PaladinPhoenix
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* GilliganCut: Used frequently to show how intelligence only goes so far in explaining what you can see. On both the good guys and the bad guys sides, they frequently make assumptions based off their surveillance and intelligence, only to have the narrative immediately show that they are incorrect, usually for reasons beyond their control.
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