History Trivia / PatriotGames

8th Dec '16 7:55:37 AM LarryMullen
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6th Nov '16 8:34:32 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) is seen crossing Hanover Street. ''Hanover Street'' is the title of another novel made into a movie starring Harrison Ford.

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** Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) is seen crossing Hanover Street. ''Hanover Street'' is the title of another novel made into a movie starring Harrison Ford.Creator/HarrisonFord.



* TheDanza: Sean Bean as Sean Miller.
** A surname example: Samuel L. Jackson as Robbie Jackson.
* DisownedAdaptation: Tom Clancy was very unhappy with the numerous changes the film made from the original novel. He also felt that the 49-year-old Harrison Ford was too old to play the 31-year-old Jack Ryan.
* FakeIrish: Only three actors in ''Film/PatriotGames'' were actually Irish: Richard Harris, Patrick Bergin and Jonathan Ryan. This means all of the other Irish characters were this. Englishwoman Polly Walker plays the IRA terrorist Annette, though it is revealed in film that Annette is British-born (presumably of Irish ancestry).
* TheOtherDarrin: HarrisonFord takes over the role of Jack Ryan from Alec Baldwin. Ford had been considered to play Ryan in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' before Baldwin was cast.

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* TheDanza: Sean Bean BackedByThePentagon: The CIA scenes were filmed at the actual CIA headquarters; this was the first time the CIA had ever done such a thing.
* TheDanza:
** Creator/SeanBean
as Sean Miller.
** A surname example: Samuel L. Jackson Creator/SamuelLJackson as Robbie Jackson.
* DisownedAdaptation: Tom Clancy Creator/TomClancy was very unhappy with the numerous changes the film made from the original novel. He also felt that the 49-year-old Harrison Ford Creator/HarrisonFord was too old to play the 31-year-old Jack Ryan.
* FakeIrish: Only three actors in ''Film/PatriotGames'' were actually Irish: Richard Harris, Creator/RichardHarris, Patrick Bergin and Jonathan Ryan. This means all of the other Irish characters were this. Englishwoman Polly Walker plays the IRA terrorist Annette, though it is revealed in film that Annette is British-born (presumably of Irish ancestry).
* TheOtherDarrin: HarrisonFord MissingTrailerScene: The line "There's never been a terrorist attack on American soil" was included in trailers for movie, but was left out of theatrical release because it sounded too much like an invitation or dare.
* OldShame: Alun Armstrong is said to be embarrassed by his involvement with the film.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Creator/HarrisonFord
takes over the role of Jack Ryan from Alec Baldwin. Creator/AlecBaldwin. Ford had been considered to play Ryan in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' before Baldwin was cast.cast.
** Creator/AnneArcher replaces Creator/GatesMcFadden as Cathy Ryan, due to her commitment to ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
** The only returning castmember is Creator/JamesEarlJones.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The final battle was originally supposed to have Ryan and Miller fighting on large rocks in the middle of the stormy sea. The fight would end with Miller drowning. Test audiences weren't excited with this conclusion, so the final battle was changed to a boat chase instead.
** Alec Baldwin was offered the role of Jack Ryan again, but decided to do a play instead.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
**
The final battle was originally supposed to have Ryan and Miller fighting on large rocks in the middle of the stormy sea. The fight would end with Miller drowning. Test audiences weren't excited with this conclusion, so the final battle was changed to a boat chase instead.
** Alec Baldwin Creator/PetePostlethwaite was offered the role of Owens but he was working on another American film at the time.
** Creator/AlecBaldwin
was offered the role of Jack Ryan again, but decided to do a play instead.instead.
** Creator/SylvesterMcCoy was considered for the role of Cooley.
2nd Sep '16 1:26:27 PM fgenzo159
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* ShoutOut: One of the villains [[spoiler: while waiting for his assassin]] is watching Harry's Game, a miniseries about a British Army officer undercover in the IRA.

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* ShoutOut: One of the villains [[spoiler: while waiting for his assassin]] is watching Harry's Game, ''Harry's Game'', a miniseries about a British Army officer undercover in the IRA.IRA. The main score can be heard in the background during the scene.
9th Jun '16 10:10:01 PM PaulA
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!! [[AC: Film]]

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!! [[AC: Film]]
!!The novel

* TechnologyMarchesOn: The British police investigating the attack on the royals are quite impressed by Jack's "Cambridge Datamaster Model-C Field Computer", which has ''two megabytes'' of memory. Well, it ''is'' pretty impressive for 1983.

!!The film



* TechnologyMarchesOn: In the book the British police investigating the attack on the royals are quite impressed by Jack's "Cambridge Datamaster Model-C Field Computer", which has ''two megabytes'' of memory. Well it ''is'' pretty impressive for 1983.
6th Jun '16 10:42:56 AM Bense
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In the book the British police investigating the attack on the royals are quite impressed by Jack's "Cambridge Datamaster Model-C Field Computer", which has ''two megabytes'' of memory. Well it ''is'' pretty impressive for 1983.
19th Apr '16 11:49:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Ted Raimi (brother of Creator/SamRaimi, as well as a fixture in his movies) is one of the CIA techs who help Jack.
** Is that [[Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Dumbledore]] as an IRA sympathizer?
** [[Film/AmericanBeauty Jane Burnham]] seems a lot happier as a member of the Ryan family.
** The lead Scotland Yard inspector involved in the Miller investigation is [[Series/NewTricks Former DI Brian Lane]].
** Hugh Fraser (best known for his role as Captain Hastings from ''Series/{{Poirot}}'') has an appearance in this film as Geoffrey Watkins.
21st Feb '16 7:08:51 AM Sharpe-Fan
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** Why is [[Series/Poirot Captain Hastings]] serving Jack Ryan?

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** Why is [[Series/Poirot **Hugh Fraser (best known for his role as Captain Hastings]] serving Jack Ryan?Hastings from ''Series/{{Poirot}}'') has an appearance in this film as Geoffrey Watkins.
21st Feb '16 6:59:09 AM Sharpe-Fan
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**Why is [[Series/Poirot Captain Hastings]] serving Jack Ryan?
25th May '15 2:20:10 PM res20stupid
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* ShoutOut: One of the villains [[spoiler: while waiting for his assassin]] is watching Harry's Game, a miniseries about a British Army officer undercover in the IRA.
25th Apr '15 4:34:49 PM dmcreif
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** The lead Scotland Yard inspector involved in the Miller investigation is [[Series/NewTricks Former DI Brian Lane]].
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