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Clear and Present Danger
(1994)
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1994 Milan
2001 Milan
Album 2 Cover Art
2013 Intrada
Album 3 Cover Art
Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Don Davis
Victor Sagerquist

Notable Performances by:
Michael Fisher
Ralph Grierson
Tony Hinnegan
Randy Kerber
Mike Taylor
Ian Underwood
Kazu Matsui
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Milan Entertainment
(August 2nd, 1994)

Milan Records
(October 9th, 2001)

Intrada Records
(June 10th, 2013)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Both the 1994 original and 2001 re-pressing were regular U.S. releases by Milan, with identical contents but slightly different packaging. As of 2004, both pressings had fallen out of print and the score once again became difficult to find in stores.

The 2013 Intrada 2-CD set is a limited product of unspecified quantities, originally available through soundtrack specialty outlets for $25.
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Buy it... if you are roused by basically functional, patriotic music that takes action to a brainless but evenly consistent level of unoriginality.

Avoid it... if any small measure of James Horner's self-quotation habits make you grind your teeth, for he should win an award for how thoroughly he adapts his previously written scores into this one.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #454
WRITTEN 6/15/98, REVISED 6/29/13
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Horner
Clear and Present Danger: (James Horner) After beginning the original trilogy of Jack Ryan films with an overwhelming cinematic and soundtrack success in the form of The Hunt for Red October, the series of adaptations of Tom Clancy's novels to the big screen progressed with less fanfare through Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. While the first film had the advantage of conveying the most interesting story and technology of the lot, the subsequent entries suffered from a lack of self-importance as the criminal attention turned more towards Ryan, his family, and introspective topics of protagonist integrity rather than larger-than-life events of global importance. Harrison Ford was almost becoming typecast as "the average Joe who has to do something extraordinary" during this time, and the sequel films (if they can really be called that) took on a similarly formula-restricted approach. Phillip Noyce's 1994 entry, Clear and Present Danger, is still solid entertainment, however, thanks to another gritty performance by Willem Dafoe as an unsung veteran of invisible warfare and a spectacular ambush sequence involving one hell of an insurance claim on several Chevrolet Suburban SUVs. It's also amusing to look back at how people saved files on (and desperately deleted them from) computers during the early 1990's. Still, regardless of the surprising fiscal success of Clear and Present Danger, the less inspired methods of filmmaking in this franchise's later entries translated directly to James Horner's scores for the first two sequels. While his intention was certainly not to try to match the impact of Basil Poledouris' popular score for The Hunt for Red October on its film, Horner's work for the sequels is easily out-classed by his predecessor. Weighed heavily by its own ethnicity and electronic emphasis, Patriot Games remains one of the most disappointing and marginally effective scores in Horner's career.



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408 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.89 Stars
***** 59 5 Stars
**** 86 4 Stars
*** 95 3 Stars
** 88 2 Stars
* 80 1 Stars
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Clear and Present Danger/Patriot Games
shockwave - July 5, 2013, at 7:53 a.m.
1 comment  (885 views)
Alternative review at movie-wave.net   Expand >>
Southall - April 18, 2012, at 11:08 a.m.
2 comments  (1482 views)
Newest: May 21, 2012, at 9:31 a.m. by
Oscar G.
''PATRIOT GAMES'' Orchestrations
N.R.Q. - March 31, 2006, at 3:38 p.m.
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Song
Jon - October 18, 2005, at 6:41 p.m.
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Well, kill me but I like Horner's work for "Clancy's" movies   Expand >>
Templar - September 5, 2005, at 12:57 p.m.
2 comments  (3087 views)
Newest: September 5, 2005, at 3:28 p.m. by
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1994/2001 Milan Albums Tracks   ▼Total Time: 50:38
• 1. Main Title/A Clear and Present Danger (5:24)
• 2. Operation Reciprocity (3:25)
• 3. The Ambush (9:50)
• 4. The Laser-Guided Missile (3:51)
• 5. Looking for Clues (3:32)
• 6. Deleting the Evidence (4:41)
• 7. Greer's Funeral/Betrayal (6:21)
• 8. Escobedo's New Friend (5:28)
• 9. Second Hand Copter (2:15)
• 10. Truth Needs a Soldier/End Title (5:48)
2013 Intrada Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 98:16

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The Milan albums' inserts include no extra information about the score or film. The 1994 insert does have the following, rather odd statement in bold type: "Thanks to the Intel Corporation for use of the Pentium Processor." The 2013 Intrada album's insert features notes about the score, film, and recording.
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