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.
   President Fowler has a romantic relationship with his National Security Advisor, Elizabeth Elliot. President Fowler has a professional relationship with his National Security Advisor, who is male.
   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.
   The President and his advisors (except Ryan) believe that Normanov has lost control of the Soviet military. This belief is proven false. Only Ryan and Cabot believe the possibility that Nemerov has lost control of the Russian military--the President and his advisors believe that Nemerov is in full control of the military. This is shown to be partially true, as several corrupt Russian soldiers prepare to strike the United States.
   President Fowler is relatively new to the office; the previous book having ended with his swearing in. President Fowler is in the middle of his re-election campaign.
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