What's the Difference between Clear and Present Danger the Book and Clear and Present Danger the Movie?

Drama

Clear and Present Danger

9%
Released: 1989
Author: Clancy, Tom

Clear and Present Danger

91%
Released: 1994
Director: Noyce, Phillip
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Elizabeth Elliot
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Elizabeth Elliot
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Moira Wolfe
Moira Wolfeson
Arthur Moore
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Robby Jackson
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Clear and Present Danger Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   The Director of Central Intelligence, Arthur Moore, decides that Jack will be kept out of the loop because he wants to keep knowledge of the operation as tight as possible The Deputy Director of the CIA, Bob Ritter, decides that Jack will be kept out of the loop because he believes Jack is a "boy scout" and will object to the operation
   The US government uncovers Escobedo's cartel through confessions by Ramon and Jesus, two drug runners who hijacked the yacht and were arrested in the beginning of the book The US government uncover's Escobedo's cartel through Jack looking into the yacht owner's investments in certain "coffee" companies pointed out by John Clark
   Moira is portrayed sympathetically. The book informs the reader that she had lost her husband and had been lonely for a long time. The office secretly knows she has a relationship with Cortez (not knowing he's a spy for the Cartel) but they silently approve of it, feeling that she deserved to be happy again. Dan Murray tells Moira that Cortez was a professional liar and smarter people than she had been fooled by him. Moira is portrayed as a bit of a ditz. Her relationship with Cortez appears to be just physical. The office knows about her fling but it is implied that it is one of many.
   Jack finds out about Cutter's abandonment of the troops through John Clark. Jack finds out about Cutter's abandonment of the troops through radio frequencies picked up by the CIA.
   Jack finds out about Greer's death from John Clark outside Greer's hospital room. Jack finds out about Greer's death from a telephone call.
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