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

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The Sum of All Fears

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Released: 1991
Author: Tom Clancy

The Sum of All Fears

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Released: 2002
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
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Jack Ryan
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Portrayed by: Ben Affleck
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   The farmer who finds the bomb in his field asks his son to remove it. His son gives it to the terrorists. The farmer who finds the bomb in his field sells it to a scrap dealer, who sells it to Dressler.
   The Israeli-Palestinian peace process features heavily in the plot, with an IDF soldier massacring Palestinians in Jerusalem. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is not mentioned.
   Japanese economic militarism is mentioned in the novel, alluding to future events in Debt of Honor. None of this is mentioned.
   The novel takes place well into Ryan's intelligence career. The film takes place at the beginning of Ryan's intelligence career.
   Cabot is white. Cabot is black.
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