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 villains are a group of Marxist reactionaries, Indian-American nationalists, and Arab terrorists who, among other things, want a US-Soviet war to punish the USSR for "submitting" to the US. The villain is Dressler, a neo-Nazi. He wants a US-Russian war because he believes it will result in the creation of a pan-European fascist state.
   Ryan leaves a White House dinner early because Cathy has a romantic evening planned for the two of them. Ryan leaves a White House dinner early because the President had a pressing matter and needed to end the dinner.
   President Fowler is portrayed as incompetent, bumbling, and naive. President Fowler is portrayed as somewhat naive but still competent.
   Ryan does not speak Russian. Ryan speaks Russian.
   Ryan is afraid of flying, although he reluctantly does so for business. Ryan does not appear to have any fear of flying, and he pilots a helicopter in the end.
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