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


The Sum of All Fears

Released: 1991
Author: Tom Clancy

The Sum of All Fears

Released: 2002
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
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Jack Ryan
Jack Ryan
Portrayed by: Ben Affleck
The Sum of All Fears Book vs Movie
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   Ryan does not leave DC and does not take part in any action. Ryan infiltrates a nuclear facility in Ukraine alongside John Clark.
   Cathy Ryan is a renowned eye surgeon. Cathy Ryan is a 2nd-year medical resident.
   They are both married. Ryan and Cathy believe the other are afraid to commit.
   Ryan is driven to the US-Soviet hotline from his office in the CIA. After his helicopter is knocked down, Ryan steals a truck to head to the US-Russian hotline.
   There is never any discussion of the USSR's nuclear weapons until after the explosion. The President is in constant discussion about Russia's nuclear weapons and political stability until after the explosion.
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