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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Movie Quotes

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"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" movie quotes bring the Tom Clancy-created novel character back to the big screen for the fifth time. This installment, directed by Kenneth Branagh using a screenplay by Adam Cozad and David Koepp. "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" opened in theaters on January 17, 2014.

In "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," the title character (Chris Pine) works as a CIA analyst and stumbles on something big, evidence that a world-changing terrorist attack is coming. Jack presents his findings to his superior, William Harper (Kevin Costner), and is quickly promoted to field operative with an order to travel to Moscow to research his theory further.

In Moscow, Jack soon is attacked by a man working for the villain behind the terrorist plot, Viktor Cherevin (Kenneth Branagh), and surprised in Russia by wife Cathy (Kiera Knightley), who up until now had no idea he worked for the CIA. This is stressful enough but it gets worse when Jack's undercover partnership with Cherevin goes south putting him, wife Cathy and boss William all in danger.

"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is one of the first big movies of 2014 after a 2013 filled with strong films such as "The Wolf of Wall Street, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" "Her," "American Hustle," "Saving Mr. Banks," August: Osage County, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Philomena, "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Grudge Match, "Out of the Furnace," "12 Years a Slave," "Frozen," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Don Jon," "Rush, and "Prisoners".
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    I Have a Situation

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    Jack Ryan: "This is quarterback. I have a situation. Somebody tried to kill me."
    CIA Contact: "You are breaking protocol… Quarterback?"
    Jack Ryan: "Yeah"
    CIA Contact: "Time's up!"

    When Jack runs into trouble, he tries to call for help. Unfortunately, he doesn't quite understand all the details of being a CIA field agent and soon learns that phoning a friend isn't a magical fix to his problem.
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    Coordinated Plot for Terrorist Attack

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    William Harper: "Why don't you sit down. Now talk me through your very scary scenario. Keep in mind I don't have your PhD."
    Jack Ryan: "I think there's a coordinated plot for terrorist attack. Tokyo, London, the United States, it's going to be a wipe out. We'll never see it coming."

    William and Jack talk about what Jack has discovered in his analyst position within the CIA. He's stumbled on something that could change history and bringing it to his superior so someone can take action. Little does Jack know, that someone will be him.
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    You Sold This As An Office Job

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    William Harper: "You stick to the scheduled audit tomorrow, everything official, everything in public. You'll be fine. I need for you to be fine."
    Jack Ryan: "You know you sold this as an office job."
    William Harper: "You're not just an analyst anymore. You're operational now."

    With good reason, Jack is a little afraid of what he will face in the field. William tries to give him a quick pep talk but perhaps the gun he also gives Jack will provide more reassurance.
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    This Is Geopolitics. It's Not Couples Therapy.

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    William Harper: "Jack, you've got another problem."

    Jack Ryan: "What are you doing here?"

    Jack Ryan: "You're not involving her in this."
    Cathy: "You involved me in this by not telling me."
    Jack Ryan: "You've gotta get her out of here. Send her home."
    Cathy: "Well what are you going to tell Cherevin? That I'm homesick?"
    Jack Ryan: "These are dangerous people, Cathy. You cannot be here."
    Cathy: "If you told me who you really were…"
    Jack Ryan: "I took an oath! I took an oath. I couldn't tell you unless we were married or you wouldn't marry me."
    Cathy: "That's why you wanted to marry me so that you could tell somebody that you were in the CIA?"
    Jack Ryan: "Of course not!"
    Cathy: "You lied to me for three years and you were good at it. I think you actually enjoyed it."
    Jack Ryan: [to William] "Can we have a minute here?"
    William Harper: "No, you can't."
    Cathy: "I would like to talk to Jack alone."
    William Harper: "This is geopolitics. It's not couples therapy. Do I really have to remind you what's at stake here, Jack? There's a very real scenario here where we don't get out of this alive… any of us."

    Jack is surprised to see that wife Cathy has followed him to Moscow and that she's learned the truth that he works for the CIA. While both would rather work this out in private, Jack's boss William reminds them what is really important in their current situation.
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