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: 1997
Author: Clancy, Tom

The Sum of All Fears

Released: 2002
Director: Robinson, Phil Alden
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Gunther Block
Kadishev, aka Spinnaker
Grushkov, aka Spinnaker
Elizabeth Elliot
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Ding Chavez
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In the Book In the Movie
   Clark and Chavez find the terrorists on a plane and detain them with no shots fired. Dressler is killed in a car bomb explosion.
   The terrorists lie and claim Iran sponsored the nuclear attack. President Fowler tries to order a nuclear strike on Iran but Ryan prevents him. This doesn't happen.
   Ryan drives from his office to the Pentagon to tell the USSR to stand down. Ryan escapes from a helicopter and races by foot to the Pentagon to tell Russia to stand down.
   The bomb explodes at the Super Bowl in Denver, Colorado. The bomb explodes at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.
   The Arab terrorists are beheaded in Saudi Arabia. Ryan witnesses their death and is given the sword used for that purpose. This event inspires Ryan's future Secret Service nickname of SWORDSMAN. This doesn't happen.
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