Patriot Games is a 1992 film based on the novel of the same name by Tom Clancy. It was released on June 5, 1992 and directed by Phillip Noyce. In the movie, Jack Ryan was played by Harrison Ford and Jack's surgeon-wife, Dr. Cathy Muller Ryan, by Anne Archer.
While being transferred to Albany Prison on the Isle of Wight, Miller's escort convoy is ambushed by ULA terrorists who kill the police officers, and he escapes from custody. He unexpectedly goes to the United States with his team to kill Ryan, who killed his brother during the London attack. Miller is then tracked to North Africa (the location is not named in the film) where a number of training camps have operated for years.
After the assassination attempt on his family, Ryan decides to go back to work for the CIA, having earlier rejected the appeal of his former superior, Admiral James Greer. Their research and work eventually leads to an ambush on the camp in North Africa, though Miller is not there.
An ambush on the Ryan household takes place, despite tight security provided by the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), as Lord Holmes visits them to present his KCVO. Miller, enraged and obsessed with revenge for his brother's death, kills his team members as they try to turn their boat back to where Lord Holmes and the Ryans (except Jack Ryan) are hiding on shore. Ryan and Miller fight hand to hand, and Miller is killed when he falls backward onto a boat anchor.
Credits roll just after Catherine Ryan learns the sex of the child she is going to have, and before she tells Jack and Sally.
The movie was filmed in England and in the Washington DC area including Annapolis, Maryland. However, skyscrapers shown in Annapolis are fictitious. During the highway chase, Jack tells Cathy to meet him at the state police barracks on Houston Street. There is no such street in Annapolis or its suburbs.
Harrison Ford accidentally hit Sean Bean with a boat hook while shooting the final scene; Bean has a scar over his eye as a result. (In Bean's subsequent Sharpe series, this would be emphasized with makeup to add credibility to his character.)
A music video is shown in an early scene featuring Clannad's song "Theme from Harry's Game", originally made for an ITV drama about The Troubles in 1982. Patrick Bergin's character Kevin O'Donnell watches it during the scene where the Provisional IRA tries to kill him. Its appearance proved influential, and when the song was included on the Patriot Games soundtrack in 1992, it helped jump-start Clannad's popularity in the U.S.