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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   Ryan does not speak Russian. Ryan speaks Russian.
   Although Ryan had met Normanov previously, he does not see him in person in this book. Ryan meets Normanov in person.
   Cathy is well aware of Ryan's position in the CIA, having been married to him for decades and indirectly involved with the work he did there. Cathy doesn't discover that Ryan works for the CIA until the end of the movie.
   Ryan is second in command of the CIA and is naturally involved in any high-level intelligence mission. Ryan is selected to assist intelligence gathering on Russia because of a report he had authored on Nemerov.
   This doesn't happen. There is an ongoing war in Chechnya, where Russian atrocities have caught the eye of the US government.
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