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** Cabot as well. In the book Cabot is an incompetent asshole who leaves all of the work to Ryan and a [[ExtremeDoormat total pushover]]. Here, Cabot is a mentor towards Ryan, and is one of Ryan's biggest allies.

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** [[spoiler:Cabot also survived the novel, and was never even close to the nuclear bomb. Here, he is one of the casualties of the nuclear explosion.]]
** Dubinin is assassinated by Clark for his role on the conspiracy.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book Admiral Dubinin was loyal to the Russian government, AFatherToHisMen, and just as in the dark to the conspiracy as anybody else. Here, Dubinin is a member of the conspiracy who willingly helps excaberate tensions by sending fighter planes to bomb a U.S. warship.


** The deception of a demilitarisation treaty between USA and Russia at the end of the film, meanwhile the audience is treated to a montage of [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the perpetrators getting hunted down and mercilessly killed by the two countries' secret services]], resembles [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone's purge of the rivals five families meanwhile he stands at the altar as the child's godfather in the christening of his sisterís baby.]]

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** The deception of a demilitarisation treaty between USA and Russia at the end of the film, meanwhile the audience is treated to a montage of [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the perpetrators getting hunted down and and]] [[DeathMontage mercilessly killed by the two countries' secret services]], resembles [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone's purge of the rivals five families meanwhile he stands at the altar as the child's godfather in the christening of his sisterís baby.]]


* BezerkButton: Russian leader Nemerov flips out when the U.S. president mentions Russian atrocities committed in Chechnya.

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* BezerkButton: BerserkButton: Russian leader Nemerov flips out when the U.S. president mentions Russian atrocities committed in Chechnya.


* BerzerkButton: Russian leader Nemerov flips out when the U.S. president mentions Russian atrocities committed in Chechnya.

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* BerzerkButton: BezerkButton: Russian leader Nemerov flips out when the U.S. president mentions Russian atrocities committed in Chechnya.

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* BerzerkButton: Russian leader Nemerov flips out when the U.S. president mentions Russian atrocities committed in Chechnya.

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-->"I wrote the book they ignored." '''Tom Clancy''' on the DVD commentary.


* {{Expy}}: {{CIA}} director William Cabot is a similar substitute for Admiral Greer from ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''; both are African-American {{Reasonable Authority Figure}}s with high clearance who introduce Ryan into decision-making circles. Cabot is more [[CynicalMentor cynical]].

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* {{Expy}}: {{CIA}} UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} director William Cabot is a similar substitute for Admiral Greer from ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''; both are African-American {{Reasonable Authority Figure}}s with high clearance who introduce Ryan into decision-making circles. Cabot is more [[CynicalMentor cynical]].

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* TheGadfly: Cabot deliberately tricks Jack into making himself look like a liar to his girlfriend. Then he makes up for it by getting them passes to the White House Correspondence Dinner.


* ActionDuo: Jack Ryan and John Clark during the mission in Ukraine. The former is just a CIA analist whith no military training while the latter is the more badass-like guy.

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* ActionDuo: Jack Ryan and John Clark during the mission in Ukraine. The former is just a CIA analist whith analyst with no military training while the latter is the more badass-like guy.



* CassandraTruth: Jack needs to cancel his date, but knows he can't be honest about why he's doing it. Cabot encourages him to tell her the truth. She immediately takes it as a lie and hangs up on him, much to [[TheGadfly Cabot's amusement]].



* MythologyGag[=/=]ContinuityCameo: The [[AdaptationExpansion absent in the novel]] Tupoloev Backfire attack on the U.S. carrier is transplanted from Clancy's ''Literature/RedStormRising'', which technically is not part of the Ryanverse.

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* MythologyGag[=/=]ContinuityCameo: MythologyGag: The [[AdaptationExpansion absent in the novel]] Tupoloev Backfire attack on the U.S. carrier is transplanted from Clancy's ''Literature/RedStormRising'', which technically is not part of the Ryanverse.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Ryan vs. Haft. Ryan nearly gets his ass handed to him, and just barely manages to beat him by nearly hanging him with a chain.


* AdaptationalHeroism: President Fowler is nowhere near as unpleasant as his book counterpart. He still makes rash decisions, but they are based on logical reasons given to him by his advisers. In the book, Fowler ends up resigning from office are nearly nuking an innocent city for revenge, while here, he ends the crisis when given a chance and later enacts anti-nuclear weapons treaties with Russia.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: President Fowler is nowhere near as unpleasant as his book counterpart. He still makes rash decisions, but they are based on logical reasons given to him by his advisers. In the book, Fowler ends up resigning from office are after nearly nuking an innocent city for revenge, while here, he ends the crisis when given a chance and later enacts anti-nuclear weapons treaties with Russia.


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* DeathByAdaptation: In the novel, the Druse farmer survived and wasn't mentioned at all after the bomb was recovered by the Arab terrorists. In the movie, he dies of radiation poisoning from the bomb, but not before giving Clark some vital information. Also his son, who died in the Yom Kippur War in the movie, but survived in the book, albeit as a cripple from his APC getting blown up.


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* NothingIsScarier: We don't actually see the bomb detonate, only the shockwave from the blast.


** The deception of a demilitarisation treaty between USA and Russia at the end of the film, meanwhile the audience is treated to a montage of [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the perpetrators getting hunted down and mercilessly killed by the two countries' secret services]] resembles [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone's purge of the rivals five families meanwhile he stands at the altar as the child's godfather in the christening of his sisterís baby.]]

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** The deception of a demilitarisation treaty between USA and Russia at the end of the film, meanwhile the audience is treated to a montage of [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the perpetrators getting hunted down and mercilessly killed by the two countries' secret services]] services]], resembles [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone's purge of the rivals five families meanwhile he stands at the altar as the child's godfather in the christening of his sisterís baby.]]


* ResignationsNotAccepted: One of the conspirators disagrees with the neo-Nazi murderous plan and attempts a gentleman's exit. He soon learns it is not an option.

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* RealityEnsues: Desk jockey Jack Ryan tries to fight a big buff Neo-Nazi thug. Goes about as well as you'd expect.
* ResignationsNotAccepted: One of the conspirators disagrees with the neo-Nazi Neo-Nazis' murderous plan and attempts a gentleman's exit. He soon learns it is not an option.

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