Movie Renter's Guide - July, 2008



"Clear and Present Danger" (Blu-ray)


Dr. Jack Ryan (Ford) a CIA Analyst, is assigned Deputy Director of the CIA because Admiral James Greer (Jones) is very ill.

This puts Ryan from the frying pan into the fire as they say, because the problem of cocaine entering the USA from Colombia is at a crisis stage.

Unbeknown to Ryan, the President has unofficially approved a paramilitary operation in Colombia to "neutralize" one of the major drug cartel's leaders.

When Jack is sent to Colombia to find out what is going on, he is the target of an assassination attempt, and he realizes that maybe the job is not so much fun.

So, the Deputy Director ends up having to help the "contractor" extract the surviving paramilitary from a hugh mess.



  • Paramount
  • 1994, Color, Rated PG-13, 2 Hr 21 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
  • Directed by Philip Noyce
  • Starring Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Mild


Ford starred in two of the Jack Ryan series, and they are the best of the four, at least in terms of the Jack Ryan character. The Hunt for Red October is excellent, but only because of Sean Connery who played the Russian submarine commander.


I wish all Blu-ray releases looked this good. If there is edge enhancement, it's not noticeable. Great sound too.


I am surprised only three of the Jack Ryan movies, including this one, have any significant extras. Clear and Present Danger only has cast and crew interviews.