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June 5, 1992 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Tom Clancy is the reigning king of the War Toys R Us school of high-tech fiction, and The Hunt for Red October yielded a gripping thriller two years ago. With his Patriot Games, fugitive submarines give way to a movie that simply skims the surface. Red October went into release as the Cold War entered a dramatic thaw. And despite the fact that it was the first movie in history to be perestricken by political upheaval, it survived and prospered. Patriot Games has a topical Dan Quayle-friendly family-values motif, and less hardware than the first Clancy film.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1992 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Now that Patriot Games is in theaters (and packing crowds into theaters), Mace Neufeld can afford a look back at how the high-profile project came together - and almost didn't. Neufeld, and partner Robert Rehme, produced the Harrison Ford thriller based on Tom Clancy's tome, and Neufeld has been involved on every level of the project. After all, this is a picture that made news before the cameras even started rolling, when Alec Baldwin - CIA analyst Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October - ankled the sequel because of a schedule conflict (he was set to go prow-to- prow with Jessica Lange in the Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1992 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
OK, so it isn't the meatiest of roles: Cathy Ryan, wife of Jack Ryan, the CIA analyst of Tom Clancy's hugely popular techno-fictions. There are just so many spins you can put on the loving spouse, the caring mom, the woman who waits as her hubby chases bad guys all over the planet. Honey, why'd you have to save that English royal and get messed up in this whole IRA terrorist thing? Still, Anne Archer knows a big movie when she sees one, and Patriot Games, the deftly crafted Harrison Ford thriller that opened everywhere Friday, was a career move too good to pass up. Even if it meant scuttling plans to follow Christine Lahti on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning baby-boom comedy The Heidi Chronicles.
NEWS
June 14, 2016 | By Howard Gensler, STAFF WRITER
The last time nightclub entrepreneur Ivan Kane got Atlantic City dancing, it was with his Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub at Revel. But when Revel went under, it jammed up Royal Jelly. "It was a sad day when it closed," Kane said in a recent phone interview, "because we were incredibly successful there. "The silver lining is that it introduced me to the Atlantic City area, and I met Tony Rodio. " That meeting with the president and CEO of Tropicana Entertainment has paid off with Ivan Kane's Kiss Kiss a Go-Go, the new night spot opening Thursday at the Quarter at the Trop.
NEWS
June 5, 1992 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
Though IRA terrorists are meant to be the only villains in "Patriot Games," there are really two ruthless terrorist groups at work. One is an ultraviolent offshoot of the Irish Republican Army, intent on murdering members of the British royal family. The other is an ultraviolent American family, intent on murdering whomever it must to preserve its privileged lifestyle. "Patriot Games" marks the return of Jack Ryan, hero of "The Hunt for Red October. " (Both movies were adapted from the immensely popular spy books by Tom Clancy.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 1991 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic Staff writer Steven Rea, Variety and the Hollywood Reporter contributed to this report
Even though its renegade Soviet sub was released into the warmer waters of the thawing Cold War, there were enough thrills left in John McTiernan's The Hunt for Red October to bring in $120 million at the box office. The movie's success has led Paramount to buy two more Tom Clancy novels and to sign Alec Baldwin to star in them as wily intelligence operative Jack Ryan. Baldwin, who played Ryan in Red October, will return in the film versions of Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games.
NEWS
June 6, 1992 | by Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
Don't call him a hero. Harrison Ford will happily respond to charges of being a craftsman, an assistant storyteller and an actor. He will even, less happily, acknowledge that he is a movie star. But he takes exception to the term hero, even though he has played two of the most famous good guys in movie history: the "Star Wars" trilogy's freebooting Han Solo and adventurous archeologist Indiana Jones. Now that he has assumed the role of CIA analyst Jack Ryan in the new movie "Patriot Games," Ford is in clear and present danger of being identified with yet another pop hero.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1988 | By Richard Fuller, Special to The Inquirer
Tom Clancy has a good thing going with his ongoing hero Jack Ryan, the former Marine, present historian and kind consultant for the CIA. Clancy's latest in paperback, Patriot Games (Berkley, $4.95), starts off with a bang. Make that a BOOM! Ryan is in London for R & R plus research with his surgeon wife, Cathy, and daughter, Sally, 4. As they walk down a street, Ryan hears the noise, correctly guesses it is a grenade, and gets his wife and child to the pavement. Just 30 yards away two men are firing into a Rolls-Royce.
NEWS
October 18, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Youth sports tournaments have become the fastest growing sector of Bucks County's tourism industry, the county's tourism promotion agency announced Friday at its annual meeting. For instance, the Pony National Softball Championships were held on fields throughout Lower Bucks in July, attracting more than 10,000 people who booked more that 2,000 hotel rooms. The county also hosted the Patriot Games, a boys' lacrosse tournament, which drew the same amount of people. "Sometimes the biggest problem we have is getting enough fields," said Jerry Lepping, executive director of the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau.
NEWS
December 8, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
The Navy won the first event, this morning at the Rocky Steps, because the Army had trouble opening a stretcher. This wasn't your typical touristy Stallon-style ascension at the Art Museum. After 50 push-ups and jumping-rope reps, squads of four - including men and women - raced up the steps carrying a dummy on the stretcher. At the top, a flag was waved, to signal each team's other four members to repeat the entire drill. Then everybody took off running to the next event in the annual Patriot Games - a mock military mission at 10 a.m. outside the Independence Visitors Center, Sixth and Market Streets.
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June 14, 2016 | By Howard Gensler, STAFF WRITER
The last time nightclub entrepreneur Ivan Kane got Atlantic City dancing, it was with his Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub at Revel. But when Revel went under, it jammed up Royal Jelly. "It was a sad day when it closed," Kane said in a recent phone interview, "because we were incredibly successful there. "The silver lining is that it introduced me to the Atlantic City area, and I met Tony Rodio. " That meeting with the president and CEO of Tropicana Entertainment has paid off with Ivan Kane's Kiss Kiss a Go-Go, the new night spot opening Thursday at the Quarter at the Trop.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It can be maddening trying to find the right holiday gift for cinephiles. But it's hard to go wrong with compilations, especially one as extensive as the Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection (Blu-ray) , a 52-disc boxed set featuring some of the studio's best films, on Blu-ray and UltraViolet digital copy. Titles range from the 1932 Oscar-winner Grand Hotel starring Greta Garbo and John Barrymore to Singin' in the Rain , Dirty Harry , Amadeus , the Lord of the Rings trilogy, through to 2010's sci-fi hit Inception . Warner's online store has been offering the boxed set for less than half the list price ( www.wbshop.com ; $597.92 list price; various ratings)
NEWS
October 18, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Youth sports tournaments have become the fastest growing sector of Bucks County's tourism industry, the county's tourism promotion agency announced Friday at its annual meeting. For instance, the Pony National Softball Championships were held on fields throughout Lower Bucks in July, attracting more than 10,000 people who booked more that 2,000 hotel rooms. The county also hosted the Patriot Games, a boys' lacrosse tournament, which drew the same amount of people. "Sometimes the biggest problem we have is getting enough fields," said Jerry Lepping, executive director of the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau.
NEWS
December 8, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
The Navy won the first event, this morning at the Rocky Steps, because the Army had trouble opening a stretcher. This wasn't your typical touristy Stallon-style ascension at the Art Museum. After 50 push-ups and jumping-rope reps, squads of four - including men and women - raced up the steps carrying a dummy on the stretcher. At the top, a flag was waved, to signal each team's other four members to repeat the entire drill. Then everybody took off running to the next event in the annual Patriot Games - a mock military mission at 10 a.m. outside the Independence Visitors Center, Sixth and Market Streets.
SPORTS
August 20, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Because the NFL insisted on scheduling its preseason games on virtually every night of the week, the Eagles have the misfortune of playing their second and third preseason games only four days apart. Monday's game at New England may be No. 2 on the schedule, but Andy Reid and the Birds will treat it as if it was their third. That means the first team will play the majority of the game - possibly as much as three quarters - giving us our best read on the starters before the regular season.
SPORTS
January 17, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Penn State fans heard Bill O'Brien say he would complete his duties with the New England Patriots before he moved full-time into the head coach's office, they thought this would put the Nittany Lions at a disadvantage with undecided high school recruits. But what they found out was that television loves a good story, and the CBS announcers made frequent mentions of O'Brien, the Patriots' offensive coordinator, and his new job at Penn State during Saturday night's telecast of the AFC divisional playoff between New England and Denver.
SPORTS
January 30, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There's a stressful atmosphere at the Peco Energy building in Plymouth Township, and it has nothing to do with the economy. Peco employees are anticipating the Neumann-Goretti vs. Penn Wood boys' basketball game at 7:30 tonight in the Primetime Shootout at Villanova. Peco's John Mosco and Derek Jones will coach on opposite sides during the game. Mosco, a Peco work-week manager, is the Saints' associate head coach. Jones, a distribution systems operations dispatcher, is an assistant coach for Penn Wood.
SPORTS
January 15, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has a sprained ligament in his right knee and is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the undefeated Patriots at New England. Rivers injured his medial collateral ligament when he landed awkwardly after completing a 56-yard screen pass to Darren Sproles for a touchdown on the final play of the third quarter in Sunday's 28-24 upset of Indianapolis. Billy Volek took over and led the go-ahead drive, scoring the winning touchdown on a 1-yard sneak.
SPORTS
November 25, 2007 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Quarterback Donovan McNabb's status was downgraded from doubtful to out by the Eagles yesterday, which means A.J. Feeley, as expected, will start tonight's game against the unbeaten New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Eagles also downgraded safety Quintin Mikell's status from doubtful to out. J.R. Reed will make his second career start at strong safety in place of Mikell, who suffered a sprained ligament in his right knee in last week's game against Miami. Feeley practiced the entire week with the first-team offense, while McNabb was treated for a sprained right ankle and swollen thumb.
BUSINESS
January 27, 2005 | By Benjamin Y. Lowe INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles' trip to the Super Bowl has caused some turbulence among Philadelphia's jet set. Officials of area charter-airplane companies said this week that most of their luxury fleets had been booked for Jacksonville, Fla., before Sunday, when the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons to claim a spot in Super Bowl XXXIX against the New England Patriots. Now that the local team has won, demand for private jets has sent Philadelphians to Virginia, New York and even Patriot Country, New England, to find planes for the two-hour flight.
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