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
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   None of the terrorists have any doubt about the justification for their plan. One of the terrorist ringleaders expresses doubts about the plan; he is strangled.
   At the end of the story, Ryan receives a sword from a Saudi prince, which leads to his future Secret-Service codename of SWORDSMAN. This doesn't happen.
   Due to events which happened in the 1970s in the book Without Remorse, the man known as John Clark is really John Kelly, who had faked his own death and lives under a pseudonym. Given that John Clark was likely a child during the 1970s, there is no indication that John Clark is not his real name.
   This does not happen, because Ryan and Cathy have been married for years, and SPINNAKER is unlikely to buy anything for Ryan because Ryan leaked his name to the KGB. SPINNAKER buys Cathy a ring in honor of her engagement to Ryan, which had just happened that morning.
   A Native-American terrorist is shot and killed by a police sniper, prompting his brother to join Bock's gang to take revenge. This doesn't happen.
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