Awesome / Patriot Games

The novel

  • Jack Ryan's foiling of the assassination attempt in the beginning of the book is acknowledged in-universe.
  • Later, he scares the piss out of the psychopath who's been gunning for him in the whole book, and Sergeant Major Breckenridge gets a CMOA for making sure Jack doesn't cross the Moral Event Horizon.

The film

  • The climactic boat chase at the end of the movie.
  • Ryan and Robbie picking off the terrorists in Ryan's house in what becomes a game of cat and mouse.
  • Ryan swearing to destroy Paddy O'Neill's IRA right to his face for refusing to aid him in finding the real culprits who attacked his family. In an Irish pub, no less.
  • During the final battle at Ryan's home, Cathy knocks out Annette with a shotgun.
  • The CIA launching an attack on the terrorists' camp, all while watching on a satellite feed.