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


We can't come to the phone right now.

Please leave a message.

Hi, it's Jack. We're going

to leave London as planned.

We'll take a cab from the airport

so dont pick us up.

Eight! One, two, three...

You already own that.

You own everything.

We forgot about Sally's goldfish.

Feed them if they're still alive.

Mom can make my move.

If they're not, go to the store

and find a couple the same size.

We'll see you soon. Bye.

What's happening?

- Yes!

- No! Another hotel?

- What does he owe you?

- You owe me 1,100.

I haven't got it. Im out.

I want to go to sleep.

- Good evening, sir.

- Yes?

Will these do?

Yeah, bring them in.

My wife ... I guess.

Candles, champagne...

- Im sorry I didn't think of this.

- Its okay, only one of us had to.

Is she asleep?

- What about your speech?

- Ill wing it.

Are you sure?

We have all watched in awe at

the events taking place in Moscow.

And at the enormous changes

resulting from these events.

In this volatile climate,

we can only speculate -

- on the future

of Soviet Fleet development.

I would like to thank the Royal Navy

for inviting me here today.

He's impressed, but he can't show it.

He's a professional soldier.

Come on, we've got to meet Daddy.

Im impressed.

- Can you find it?

- Yeah, we're here.

When we get to this street,

we turn left ... no, right.

Are you sure?

Okay, we're going to turn right.

Mind yourself, Paddyboy.

Move sure and fast.

- You've told me that.

- Im telling you again.

This won't be like anything

you've done before, little brother.

Target leaving the palace now.

Stay awake, lads. Here they come.

There's Daddy.


Get down!

Get down!

Get down. Keep her down.

Get out of the car! Get out!

Open the f***ing door!

Open it or Ill blow you up.

Come on, let's go.

Go! Go!


Stop! Army! Drop it!

What about the boy?

He's had it.

Its all right, sweetie. Stay here.

- Stand back, ma'am.

- That's my husband. Im a doctor.

Jesus! What were you thinking of?

Im going to set you down.

Stay with me, Jack. You hear me?

Jack ... Stay with me.

There's a feeling of outrage over

this attack on the Royal Family.

No group has yet claimed credit,

but one is under strong scrutiny.

The IRA.

According to eyewitness accounts,

Lord William Holmes, -

- the Minister for Northern Ireland,

along with his wife and son, -

- were saved by an American tourist,

John Patrick Ryan.

An author and professor at the

Naval Academy in Maryland, -

- Ryan is

a former Marine Lieutenant.

He was wounded and is under guard

at an undisclosed London hospital.

Deborah Weston,

CNN News, London.

- Im sorry.

- Its all right.

You're alive. I forgive you.


Hey, pumpkin.

I love you.

I love you, too.

Can you dignify their cowardice

with your silence? They left you.

They drove off without you.

What is it you think you owe them?

If any of my mates

left me in your hands, -

- Id feel no great sense

of loyalty. Id kill them.

Who are they, Sean?

Where are they?

The trip was unscheduled, but you

knew Lord Holmes would be there.

I can't help you

if you don't talk to me.

Id tear your heart out

if I didn't know you'd enjoy it.

You Fenian bastard.

No, not in all eternity.

He'll not chirp a word.

Not Sean Miller. Not while

his brother's lying on a slab.

- Don't you believe it, Jimmy?

- I don't believe the entire thing.

The Royal Family,

that only turns people against us.

This was totally unauthorized.

The brigade know you were behind it.

F*** the IRA! All these years of war

and they've got us nowhere.

England is still a monarchy,

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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