- Fake American: Keira Knightley as Cathy.
- Fake Russian: The British Kenneth Branagh as Viktor Cherevin.
- In Memoriam: The film is dedicated to Tom Clancy, who passed away on October 1, 2013.
- Release Date Change: The movie was originally supposed to be released on Christmas 2013, but was pushed back to January 17, 2014 to give the release date to Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.
- You Look Familiar: Colm Feore played South African arms dealer Olson in the first Jack Ryan reboot film The Sum of All Fears. Feore plays Rob Behringer, Ryan's Wall Street boss, in this reboot.
Trivia / Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit