Clear and Present Danger
The war of drugs would lead him to the war of power.
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- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 21 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 6, 2003
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital Stereo - French
- DTS - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: BEHIND THE DANGER
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Anne Archer, James Earl Jones, Willem Dafoe, Joaquim de Almeida, Donald Moffat, Henry Czerny, Harris Yulin, Benjamin Bratt, Raymond Cruz, Thora Birch, Ann Magnuson, Dean Jones, Hope Lange, Greg Germann, Ted Raimi & Vondie Curtis-Hall|
|Directed by||Phillip Noyce|
|Screenwriting by||Donald Stewart, Steven Zaillian & John Milius|
|Composition by||James Horner|
|Story by||Tom Clancy|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"You play tennis'"
- Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford)
...A pleasantly complex story line....Ford is an actor who believes his word to the audience is a bond guaranteeing the best he has to give...
Los Angeles Times
Rating: 3/4 -- In a film that opens with the sight of a waving American flag, subtlety may not be foremost on anyone's mind. But Mr. Ford's wary intelligence does wonders for a potentially one-dimensional character.
New York Times
Rating: 8/10 -- Having figured out how to make a Jack Ryan action thriller with Patriot Games, the same cluster of filmmakers got to do it again... managing to improve virtually across the board. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
...Heart-stopping action....State-of-the-art 1990s intrigue. -- Rating: A-
Rating: 3/4 -- both cutting in its indictment of how power corrupts even the best intentions and bravely optimistic in asserting that, not only can one maintain one's sense of honor and integrity in a rigged system, but very possibly make all the difference in the world Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Harrison Ford is in peak form in CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER....A gripping blend of suspense and surprising humor...
Rating: 2/5 -- '90s book-based political thriller has violence, language. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Patriotic American Jack Ryan's (Harrison Ford) just been promoted to Deputy Director of Intelligence for the CIA. But before he can adjust to the demands of his position as advisor to the President, Jack's got to investigate a massacre that took the lives of several dignitaries. Probing relentlessly, Jack uncovers the disturbing truth about criminal activities involving an international drug cartel and a close friend of the United States President. Based on Tom Clancy's bestselling novel.
Tom Clancy's bestseller has Jack Ryan acting as Head of the CIA when his mentor Admiral Greer falls prey to cancer. On his watch, the President of the United States orders a covert operation to attack some South American druglords responsible for a friend's death. Ryan, who swears before Congress not to engage in covert action, must choose between loyalty and integrity.
Action | Drugs | Organized Crime | Politics | Spies | Thriller | Recommended | Corruption | Blockbuster | Theatrical Release | Crime
- Shot in DeLuxe color and Panavision.
- During post-production, five reels of film were destroyed in the LA film lab in the January earthquake.
- Kleiser-Walczak Construction Company Inc. was responsible for the smart bomb sequence.
- Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Copyright 1994 Paramount Pictures Corporation.
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