The Sum of All FearsMay 31, 2002
CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.
Release Year: 2002
Rating: 6.3/10 (48,669 voted)
Critic's Score: 45/100
Phil Alden Robinson
Stars: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell
When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight and advice on the situation. Then the unthinkable happens: a nuclear bomb explodes in a U.S. city, and America is quick to blame the Russians.
Writers: Tom Clancy, Paul Attanasio
DCI William Cabot
President Robert 'Bob' Fowler
National Security Advisor Gene Revell
Philip Baker Hall
Defense Secretary David Becker
US STRATCOM Colonel
Mt. Weather General
President's Military Aide
27,000 Nuclear Weapons. One Is Missing.
Release Date: 31 May 2002
Filming Locations: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $31,178,526
(2 June 2002)
(1 September 2002)
Did You Know?
Wolfgang Petersen was offered the chance to direct but declined.
When Russians mobilized anti-aircraft rockets they didn't remove the lid from the top of the barrel, which has to be done before hoisting the missiles.
What's the t-shirt say?
"I am a bomb technician, if you see me running…
… try to catch up."
The Sum Of All Cop Outs
I read the book "The Sum of All Fears" with fascination–Palestenians
discover an Isreali nuclear device lost when the aircraft is shot down in
the six day war, sell it to Al Queda, and the arab terrorists proceed to
blow up Denver with said nuke.
I was very much looking forward to this movie, only to find that for fear
offending Al Queda, the director and screenwriters had substituted some
ridiculous plot about German Nazi's and turned the whole thing into a
This could have been a GREAT, prophetic, movie. instead it became a silly
waste of money and talent. I know Tom Clancy hated the movie, so did I.