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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In the Book In the Movie
   Ryan convinces Normanov to stand down with the help of his friend in the KGB, Sergey Golovko. Ryan convinces Normanov to stand down by talking with him directly.
   Ryan has a daughter, Sally, and a boy, Jack Jr., who eventually stars in future novels. Ryan has no children.
   Japanese economic militarism is mentioned in the novel, alluding to future events in Debt of Honor. None of this is mentioned.
   Jack Ryan is Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, which is the 2nd in command of the CIA. Jack Ryan is an intelligence analyst.
   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.
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