Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Release Date
January 17, 2014
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Synopsis
Tom Clancy’s most iconic character, Jack Ryan, returns to the big screen in this taut suspense thriller. When a global terrorist network is about to be activated, brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Chris Pine, “Star Trek”) has no choice but to become operational. Yet when everyone who could stop the impending international catastrophe has something to lose or something to hide, who can Ryan possibly trust?

Caught between his tight-lipped handler Harper (Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner), his in-the-dark fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley) and a fearsome Russian oligarch (Kenneth Branagh), Jack must confront a new reality where secrets and lies are everywhere, yet the fate of millions rests on his finding the truth. With the urgency of a lit fuse, he’s in a race to stay one step ahead of everyone around him.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Credits
Starring: Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, and Keira Knightley
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Produced by: Mace Neufeld, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, David Barron, and Mark Vahradian
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Release Date:  January 17, 2014
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