Patriot Games

Corrected entry: Jack Ryan would not have been rewarded a knighthood as a US citizen.

Correction: Non-British citizens can receive an honorary knighthood. They can't use "Sir" or "Dame" before their name, but they can put "KBE" after. Examples include Bill Gates, Bono, and Steven Spielberg.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Harrison Ford is attacked outside the gates of the Naval Academy, he uses his keys to unlock the door to his station wagon, gets in, attempts a cell phone call, then starts his car and drives away. As he pulls away from the curb, you can see the passenger window is rolled down (probably in order to complete the previous interior shot of him in the car). Why would the car be locked with the passenger window rolled down?

Correction: Because he didn't notice the passenger window was open when he got out of the car. It happens all the time.


Corrected entry: During the trial, when Sean Miller bends over the stand to confront Jack, the guard restrains only one of his arms. Nevertheless, Sean still keeps his free arm behind his back, as though waiting for the second guard to take his cue to restrain him.

Correction: That's because he's not struggling. He knows they're going to restrain him, he's simply trying to get a word in before they do. He's offering both arms for restraint before the guard even touches him.


Corrected entry: When the people arranging Lord Holmes' itinerary for his trip to the US called the Ryans, they refer to John as "Sir" when Kathy answers the phone. This is an incorrect usage of his honorary title, since John is not a British citizen and therefore is not permitted to be referred to as "Sir". The only reference that can be made to his honorary title is the use of the acronym of his title at the end of his name.

Correction: Not quite as clear in the movie as it was in the book - for legal reasons, Ryan's title was honorary. However, as far as the British were concerned, his title was real.


Corrected entry: In the scene at CIA, Jack Ryan describes Jimmy O'Reardon's murder as a 'Double-tap to the head. Very professional.' At the beginning of the film, Jummy is shot by the red-headed woman with a SINGLE shot to the head.

Correction: Listen closely she does fire two shots the other one is just fired off screen.


Corrected entry: When the daughter (Thora Birch) is outside the New England house she is playing on a gameboy with all the sound effects, but there is no game cartridge in it...

Correction: There is a game cartridge in the game boy. It can easily be seen at time 34.50 or so. The cartridge is a dark grey, compared to the the light grey of the game boy.


Continuity mistake: In the final fight scene with Harrison Ford, the bad guy's hair grows longer then shorter then longer from shot to shot.

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Sean Miller: I saw his wife and daughter die, but she and Neddy blew it. Ryan's still alive.
Kevin O'Donnell: They're not dead, Sean.
Sean Miller: What?
Kevin O'Donnell: They survived it. I can't say it any plainer than that. It doesn't matter. Your trip served its purpose.
Sean Miller: It does matter.

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Trivia: Richard Harris and James Fox are related by marriage: Harris' son Jared married Fox's niece, Emilia, in 2005.

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Question: Before Admiral Greer shows up to tell Jack about Sean Miller's escape, where were the Ryans planning to go?

Answer: The movie never clearly says. It was some event that required tickets, as the mom runs back into the house to get them. And it was something Sally really wanted to go to, but it is never clear what the event was.

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