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 movie takes place during the Cold War. The movie takes place after the Cold War.
   Cortez is captured before he has the chance to overtly betray Escobedo. Cortez's treachery is revealed by a tape recording Ryan plays for Escobedo.
   Ritter and Moore realize the troops in Colombia need to be saved, and authorize Jack to do whatever is necessary to bring them home. Cutter remains defiant. Both Ritter and Cutter remain defiant and insist on abandoning the troops in Colombia.
   About 2/3 of the US troops in Colombia are killed; only one is taken prisoner and doesn't survive. The rescue operation is merely a pickup, and Jack doesn't leave the helicopter. Escobedo and Cortez are captured alive. All of the US troops in Colombia except for Ding Chavez are killed or captured. Jack, Clark, and Ding go on the ground to Escobedo's mansion to locate the prisoners. In the ensuing firefight, Escobedo and Cortez are both killed.
   The yacht owner's connection with the Cartel is established clearly through the confession of the two hijackers. It does not play a large role in the rest of the story, and the President does not send Jack to Colombia. The yacht owner's connection with the Cartel is unclear, prompting the President to send Jack to Colombia to uncover it, driving the rest of the story
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