Clear and Present Danger

Lists: Action, Drama, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "When his mentor Admiral James Greer falls ill, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. His first assignment: investigate the murder of the president's friends, with secret ties to Columbian drug cartels. Unknown to Ryan, the CIA has already dispatched a deadly field operative to lead a paramilitary force against the Columbian drug lords."

Overall Ranking: 985 (Rank from 1994: # 16)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Buttery 50%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Bryan Lienesch87 - A first-rate political thriller. But like everything in D.C., it takes far too long to come to a resolution.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest76
Dan O'Neill65(full review)

People Involved

  • Harrison Ford (Jack Ryan)
  • Anne Archer (Cathy Ryan)
  • Donald Moffat (President Bennett)
  • Willem Dafoe (John Clark)
  • James Earl Jones (Admiral James Greer)
  • Joaquim de Almeida (Col. Felix Cortez)
  • Henry Czerny (Robert Ritter)
  • Harris Yulin (James Cutter)
  • Donald Moffat (President Bennett)
  • Miguel Sandoval (Ernesto Escobedo)
  • Benjamin Bratt (Captain Ramirez)
  • Raymond Cruz (Domingo Chavez)
  • Dean Jones (Judge Moore)
  • Thora Birch (Sally Ryan)
  • Ann Magnuson (Moira Wolfson)
  • Hope Lange (Senator Mayo)
  • Tom Tammi (FBI Director Emile Jacobs)
  • Ted Raimi (Satellite Analyst)
  • Neil Travis (Director)
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