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Suggested correction: The use of stock footage in movies is a common practice. More context would be needed to explain why this is a mistake.

Other mistake: When in court as Harrison Ford is leaving after his testimony, Sean Bean puts his right hand behind his back a couple of seconds before the "officer" grabs it. (00:24:27)

Other mistake: When Sean and the two surviving terrorists are on the cliff, looking down at the two boats below, Sean fires a burst at the boats but there are no splashes anywhere to be seen.

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Suggested correction: The use of stock footage in movies is a common practice. More context would be needed to explain why this is a mistake.

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Jack Ryan: I'm not after your job, Marty. I'm after the man who tried to kill my family.

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Question: Near the end, during the dinner party at the Ryan house, how did Jack figure out that Lord Holmes' assistant, Watkins, was the IRA informant? He seemed to put it together very suddenly.

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Answer: Because, while everyone was scared and running for safety, he was the only one cool and calm. Plus, everyone was together, he was the only one alone and appeared out of nowhere.

Answer: The guests seemed fine, but Jack realised the power was intentionally cut since the boathouse light was working. Maybe he saw the external powerlines were still intact and thus deduced the power was shut down from inside the house. Going toward the basement, he sees Watkins coming from the direction of the basement shortly after the power went out and this made Watkins the prime suspect of the power outage. Ryan may have also known about the existence of an informant in the Royal entourage due to his extensive study of the prior attack situation. Finally, it may have been inappropriate for Watkins to have a gun since he was not a bodyguard. Seeing the blood, the dead guard and the power switch off confirmed Jack's suspicions which led him to shoot Watkins to get more info.

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