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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In the Book In the Movie
   Jim Greer's pancreatic cancer is revealed as having begun before the beginning of the story. For all of the story Jack is already acting as Deputy Director of Intelligence Jim Greer's pancreatic cancer is revealed partway through the movie. For only part of the film Jack acts as Deputy Director of Intelligence
   John Clark finds out about Cutter's betrayal through Jack and Ritter. John Clark threatens to kill Cutter. John Clark finds out about Cutter's betrayal through Ritter, who claims that Jack was the one to pull the plug on the operation. John Clark threatens to kill Jack, to which Cutter replies that once Jack is gone, the operation is back online.
   Felix Cortez does not kill Moira after having learned Director Jacobs will come to Colombia. After having found out that Cortez used her to get information about Director Jacobs, Moira attempts suicide through a sleeping pill overdose, but she survives. At the end of the book, Dan Murray takes her to Guantanamo Bay to see Cortez as a prisoner in hopes of putting the incident behind her. Felix Cortez kills Moira after having learned Director Jacobs will come to Colombia.
   Bob Ritter is portrayed as a ruthless rival to Jack who eventually partners with him to rescue the US soldiers in Colombia. Bob Ritter is portrayed as a heartless rival to Jack and is the main villain
   Jack meets John Clark for the first time in the hospital just after Greer dies; the two are on friendly terms throughout the book. Jack meets John Clark for the first time in Colombia on friendly terms, but Clark threatens to kill Jack the second time they meet.
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