The Sum of All Fears

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(Left to right) Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, Morgan Freeman as DCI William Cabot and Lev Prygounov as General Saratkin in Still of Ben Affleck in The Sum of All FearsTeri Polo at event of The Sum of All FearsStill of Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck in The Sum of All FearsStill of Liev Schreiber in The Sum of All Fears(Front and counter clockwise) Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, Morgan Freeman as DCI William Cabot, Ken Jenkins as Admiral Pollack, John Beasley as General Lasseter, Philip Baker Hall as Defense Secretary Becker, James Cromwell as President Fowler, Ron Rifkin as Secretary of State Owens, and Bruce McGill as National Security Advisor Revell in


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


Ben Affleck

Jack Ryan

Morgan Freeman

DCI William Cabot

James Cromwell

President Robert 'Bob' Fowler

Ken Jenkins

Admiral Pollack

Liev Schreiber

John Clark

Bruce McGill

National Security Advisor Gene Revell

John Beasley

General Lasseter

Russell Bobbitt

Israeli Pilot

Philip Baker Hall

Defense Secretary David Becker

Al Vandecruys


Richard Cohee

Mt. Weather General

Philip Pretten

President's Military Aide

Alison Darcy

Fowler's Aide

Richard Marner

President Zorkin

Ostap Soroka

Zorkin's Translator

27,000 Nuclear Weapons. One Is Missing.


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Release Date: 31 May 2002

Filming Locations: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $68,000,000


Opening Weekend: $31,178,526
(2 June 2002)
(3183 Screens)

Gross: $118,471,320
(1 September 2002)

Technical Specs



Did You Know?


Wolfgang Petersen was offered the chance to direct but declined.


Factual errors:
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.


Bill Cabot:
What's the t-shirt say?

Depot Worker:
"I am a bomb technician, if you see me running…

Depot Worker:
… try to catch up."

User Review

The Sum Of All Cop Outs

Rating: 3/10

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
melodramatic hash.

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.