Clear and Present Danger

Clear and Present Danger is a 1994 American spy thriller film directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Mace Neufled and Robert Rehme.  The screenplay was written by John Mills, Donald E. Stewart and Steven Zaillian and is based on the book ‘Clear and Present Danger’ by Tom Clancy.

Clear and Present Danger | Clear and Present Danger Movie Poster | 1994 | Harrison Ford | Willem Dafoe | Anne Archer | Joaquim De Almeida | Henry Czerny | Harris Yulin | Donald Moffat | Miguel Sandoval | Banjamin Bratt | Raymond Cruz | Dean Jones | Thora Birch | James Earl Jones | Phillip Noyce | Tom Clancy | |
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Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains some intense action/violence and language)
Run Time:  2h 21min
Release Date:  August 3, 1994 (USA)
Genre:  Action, Crime, Drama, Spy
Director:  Phillip Noyce
Studio:  Paramount Pictures
Budget: $62 Million
Box Office: $215.9 Million

Clear and Present Danger stars Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim De Almeida, Henry Czerny, Harris Yulin, Donald Moffat, Benjamin Bratt, Raymond Cruz, Dean Jones, Thora Batch and James Earl Jones.

Clear and Present Danger brings us back together with Agent Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) who has just been appointed as acting CIA Deputy Director when Admiral Greer (James Earl Jones) is receives a terminal cancer diagnosis.

When an American businessman, a good friend of the President, is murdered along with his entire family on a yacht, the killings appear to be the work of a Colombian Drug Cartel. Ryan is asked to investigate and starts discovering links between the dead man and drug dealers.

As CIA agent John Clark (Willem Dafoe) is sent to Columbia to kill drug kingpins in retaliation, Ryan must fight through multiple cover-ups to figure out what happened and who is responsible.

Movie Quotes

“Let me make this very clear: this is your deal, not mine, so unless I have written authorization, this whole thing is over before it starts because I’m not going to be the only one left without a chair when the music stops.” – Robert Ritter 
“These drug cartels represent a clear and present danger to the security of the United States.” – President Bennett

“You took an oath, if you recall, when you first came to work for me. And I don’t mean to the national Security Advisor of the United States, I mean to his boss… and I don’t mean the President. You gave your word to his boss: you gave your word to the people of the United States. Your word is who you are.” – Admiral Greer

“Soldier, how did you get so close to me?” – Sergeant Major
“Sniper approached the instructor by being a sneaky bastard, Sergeant Major!” – Chavez

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan

Willem Dafoe as Clark

Anne Archer as Cathy Ryan

Joaquim De Almeida as Felix Cortez

Henry Czerny as Robert Ritter

Harris Yulin as James Cutter

Donald Moffat as President Bennett

Miguel Sandoval as Ernesto Escobedo

Benjamin Bratt as Captain Ramirez

Raymond Cruz as Chavez

Dean Jones as Judge Moore

Thora Batch as Sally Ryan

James Earl Jones as Admiral Greer