Patriot Games

Synopsis: Former CIA analyst, Jack Ryan is in England with his family on vacation when he suddenly witnesses an explosion outside Buckingham Palace. It is revealed that some people are trying to abduct a member of the Royal Family but Jack intervenes, killing one of them and capturing the other, and stops the plan in its tracks. Afterwards, he learns that they're Irish revolutionaries and the two men are brothers. During his court hearing the one that's still alive vows to get back at Jack but is sentenced and that seems to be the end of it. However, whilst the man is being transported, he is broken out. Jack learns of this but doesn't think there's anything to worry about. But, when he is at the Naval Academy someone tries to kill him. He learns that they are also going after his family and so he rushes to find them, safe but having also been the victims of a failed assassination. That's when Jack decides to rejoin the CIA, and they try to find the man before he makes another attempt.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): Phillip Noyce
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

and that is where we must strike.

The Royals and the ruling class.

You're either with us

or you're against us.

- Make up your mind.

- Im with you.

Good, that's all I wanted to hear.

Ill leave you to it.

Kevin. Charlie's going to drop by

to straighten things out.

Be smart. Talk to him

and hold your temper.

I promise. Thanks, Jimmy.


Kevin, it's Charlie.

That's me holding my temper.

- Damn! I forgot.

- What?

Where's my bag?

You're not going to make me wear

a rubber?

- The church says it's a sin, darling.

- So's this, darling.

What can you tell me about this guy?

He's a nice boy. Sean Miller.

He shot a priest in Derry

It was during confession. He thought

he was informing for the British.

Its not in Mr. Ryan's best

interests, nor the prosecution's, -

- to discuss matters

not directly at hand.

If you can confirm for me that you

disarmed that man in the square, -

- we'll be through.

- I can.

- Do you have anything to add?

Yes. The man I killed

was Miller's ... brother.

Patrick ... not even 17. He was

recruited by Sean into the IRA.

Try to preserve the clarity

of your eventual testimony.

- I read it in a newspaper.

- Refrain from reading newspapers.

Not even Doonesbury?

Do you have anything to add?


My name's Geoffrey Watkins.

Private secretary to Lord Holmes.

Its a pleasure to meet you.

This is my wife, Catherine.

Dr Ryan, how is your patient?

Just fine, we're looking forward

to going home, though.

- May I introduce his lordship?

- Hello.

Its my great honor

to finally meet you.

I owe you a debt of gratitude

that I shall never be able to repay.

Im delighted you're here

to share in the good news, Mrs. Ryan.

Her Majesty has decided to invest

your husband with a knighthood.

My congratulations ... Sir.

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W. Peter Iliff

W. Peter Iliff was born in 1957. He is a writer and director, known for Point Break (1991), Point Break (2015) and Patriot Games (1992). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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