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Patriot Games is a 1992 film based on the novel of the same name by Tom Clancy, and is the sequel to the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October. It was released on June 5, 1992 and directed by Phillip Noyce. In the movie, Jack Ryan is played by Harrison Ford, Jack's surgeon-wife, Dr. Cathy Muller Ryan, by Anne Archer and the vengeful and psychopathic Irish Republican terrorist, Sean Miller, is played by Sean Bean.
Jack Ryan (Ford) is on a "working vacation" in London with his family. He has retired from the CIA and is a Professor at the US Naval Academy. They witness a terrorist attack on Lord William Holmes, British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and a distant member of the British Royal Family (the cousin of the Queen Mother). Ryan intervenes and kills one of the attackers, Patrick Miller, while his older brother Sean (Sean Bean) looks on. Ryan is badly wounded.
The remaining terrorists flee and leave Miller to be apprehended by the police. Whilst recovering, Ryan is called to testify in court against Sean Miller, who is part of the Ulster Liberation Army—a fictional breakaway group of the Provisional IRA. Ryan is awarded a knighthood—a KCVO: Knight Commander of the...