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8th Mar '13 3:13:29 AM Nohbody
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* ''Literature/PatriotGames'', the novel by TomClancy

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22nd Nov '12 9:56:38 PM PaulA
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[[redirect:Literature/PatriotGames]]''Patriot Games'' may refer to:

* ''Literature/PatriotGames'', the novel by TomClancy
* ''Film/PatriotGames'', the 1992 film adaptation
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22nd Nov '12 9:28:12 PM PaulA
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Historian and former Marine Jack Ryan is on a working vacation with his wife and daughter, when he witnesses Irish terrorists ambushing a car in broad daylight. Acting on instinct, Ryan quickly subdues one of the terrorists and kills the other, getting shot in the process. Later on, he learns that the terrorists' would-be victims were the Prince and Princess of Wales, along with their son. Ryan is suddenly catapulted into the limelight of the world stage for his heroism, but also becomes a political target for the Ulster Liberation Army because of his actions. In particular, the terrorist that he captured, Sean Miller, makes it his personal mission to kill Ryan for foiling his mission.

In 1992 a [[TheMovieOfTheBook a movie of the book]] was made, starring HarrisonFord as Ryan.

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!!Tropes evident in ''Patriot Games'' include:

* SpySatellites - Averted in a zig zag fashion. When CIA intelligence analysts use a spy satellite to figure out which of several camps belongs to a rogue faction of the IRA, they are forced to use a still picture and to make some rather ambitious inferences to determine that the camp belongs to the bad guys - the camera can't show them faces. On the other hand, when an DGSE platoon raids the camp at night, the infrared spy satellite watching the action appears to give a perfect 'camera in the sky' view of the action. On the other hand, the raiders complete their mission in a matter of a few minutes.
** The novel and the movie actually focus on the limitations of the spy satellites, noting that the terrorists know when they will fly overhead and thus they hide any suspicious activity. They are only able to get those ambiguous satellite photos by re-routing the satellites to fly over at a new time.
** And the raid on the terrorist camp is deliberately timed to take place when a satellite is overhead, so that the guys back at the CIA can watch it, in real time.
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Historian and former Marine Jack Ryan is on a working vacation with his wife and daughter, when he witnesses Irish terrorists ambushing a car in broad daylight. Acting on instinct, Ryan quickly subdues one of the terrorists and kills the other, getting shot in the process. Later on, he learns that the terrorists' would-be victims were the Prince and Princess of Wales, along with their son. Ryan is suddenly catapulted into the limelight of the world stage for his heroism, but also becomes a political target for the Ulster Liberation Army because of his actions. In particular, the terrorist that he captured, Sean Miller, makes it his personal mission to kill Ryan for foiling his mission.

In 1992 a [[TheMovieOfTheBook a movie of the book]] was made, starring HarrisonFord as Ryan.

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!!Tropes evident in ''Patriot Games'' include:

* SpySatellites - Averted in a zig zag fashion. When CIA intelligence analysts use a spy satellite to figure out which of several camps belongs to a rogue faction of the IRA, they are forced to use a still picture and to make some rather ambitious inferences to determine that the camp belongs to the bad guys - the camera can't show them faces. On the other hand, when an DGSE platoon raids the camp at night, the infrared spy satellite watching the action appears to give a perfect 'camera in the sky' view of the action. On the other hand, the raiders complete their mission in a matter of a few minutes.
** The novel and the movie actually focus on the limitations of the spy satellites, noting that the terrorists know when they will fly overhead and thus they hide any suspicious activity. They are only able to get those ambiguous satellite photos by re-routing the satellites to fly over at a new time.
** And the raid on the terrorist camp is deliberately timed to take place when a satellite is overhead, so that the guys back at the CIA can watch it, in real time.
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22nd Nov '12 9:24:19 PM PaulA
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* FakeIrish - Yorkshireman Sean Bean played an IRA man in Patriot Games. In fact only three actors in this film were actually Irish: Richard Harris, Patrick Bergin and Jonathan Ryan. This means all of the other Irish characters were this trope. Englishwoman Polly Walker plays the IRA terrorist Annette, though it is revealed in film that Annette is British-born (presumably of Irish ancestry).
** There have been substantial ethnic Irish communities in England and Scotland for centuries, with many, of course, being involved with Irish nationalist activities in one way or another.
** Notably, this is possibly the only time Sean Bean has played a non-Sheffieldian without his trademark Sheffield accent.
17th Oct '12 2:45:12 PM Achaemenid
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** Notably, this is possibly the only time Sean Bean has not played a non-Sheffieldian without his trademark Sheffield accent.

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** Notably, this is possibly the only time Sean Bean has not played a non-Sheffieldian without his trademark Sheffield accent.
17th Oct '12 2:44:45 PM Achaemenid
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** Notably, this is possibly the only time Sean Bean has not played a non-Sheffieldian without his trademark Sheffield accent.
2nd Oct '12 4:16:49 PM Nohbody
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In ''TheHuntForRedOctober'', Literature/JackRyan's involvement in an attempted kidnapping of members of the British Royal Family is referred to in backstory. This work is that story, later made into a movie starring HarrisonFord as Ryan.

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In ''TheHuntForRedOctober'', Literature/JackRyan's involvement Historian and former Marine Jack Ryan is on a working vacation with his wife and daughter, when he witnesses Irish terrorists ambushing a car in an attempted kidnapping of members broad daylight. Acting on instinct, Ryan quickly subdues one of the British Royal Family is referred to terrorists and kills the other, getting shot in backstory. This work is the process. Later on, he learns that story, later made the terrorists' would-be victims were the Prince and Princess of Wales, along with their son. Ryan is suddenly catapulted into the limelight of the world stage for his heroism, but also becomes a political target for the Ulster Liberation Army because of his actions. In particular, the terrorist that he captured, Sean Miller, makes it his personal mission to kill Ryan for foiling his mission.

In 1992 a [[TheMovieOfTheBook
a movie of the book]] was made, starring HarrisonFord as Ryan.



* EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce: The ULA terroist Sean Miller notes that anti-terrorist forces have to be lucky every time, while terrorists only have to do so once, in a nod to a similar comment made in the aftermath of the RealLife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton_hotel_bombing Brighton hotel bombing.]]
28th Sep '12 3:41:56 PM Nohbody
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** And the raid on the terrorist camp is deliberately timed to take place when a satellite is overhead, so that the guys back at the CIA can watch it, in real time.

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** And the raid on the terrorist camp is deliberately timed to take place when a satellite is overhead, so that the guys back at the CIA can watch it, in real time.time.
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28th Sep '12 3:39:42 PM Nohbody
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In ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'', Jack Ryan's involvement in an attempted kidnapping of members of the British Royal Family is referred to in backstory. This work is that story, later made into a movie starring HarrisonFord as Ryan.

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In ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'', Jack Ryan's ''TheHuntForRedOctober'', Literature/JackRyan's involvement in an attempted kidnapping of members of the British Royal Family is referred to in backstory. This work is that story, later made into a movie starring HarrisonFord as Ryan.
28th Sep '12 3:39:27 PM Nohbody
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In ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'', Jack Ryan's involvement in an attempted kidnapping of members of the British Royal Family is referred to in backstory. This work is that story, later made into a movie starring HarrisonFord as Ryan.


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* EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce: The ULA terroist Sean Miller notes that anti-terrorist forces have to be lucky every time, while terrorists only have to do so once, in a nod to a similar comment made in the aftermath of the RealLife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton_hotel_bombing Brighton hotel bombing.]]
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