What's the Difference between The Sum of All Fears the Book and The Sum of All Fears the Movie?

Drama

The Sum of All Fears

92%
Released: 1997
Author: Clancy, Tom

The Sum of All Fears

8%
Released: 2002
Director: Robinson, Phil Alden
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In the Book In the Movie
Gunther Block
Dressler
Normanov
Nemerov
Kadishev, aka Spinnaker
Grushkov, aka Spinnaker
Elizabeth Elliot
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Ding Chavez
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The Sum of All Fears Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Ryan retires from the CIA at the end of the book. This doesn't happen.
   The book takes place in the early 1990s before the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The movie takes place in 2002.
   The farmer who finds the bomb in his field asks his son to remove it. His son gives it to the terrorists. The farmer who finds the bomb in his field sells it to a scrap dealer, who sells it to Dressler.
   When caught, the terrorists lie and claim Iran was funding them. The terrorists never make this claim.
   The novel takes place well into Ryan's intelligence career. The film takes place at the beginning of Ryan's intelligence career.
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