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38 The Pharos/Summer 2014The physician at the moviesPeter E. Dans, MDKenneth Branagh (center) is Viktor Cherevin in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.© MMXIV Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Anatoliy Vorobev.Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, and Kenneth Branagh.Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Rated PG-13. Running time 105 minutes.The film opens in London on September 11, 2001, where John Patrick Ryan (Chris Pine) is pursuing an economics degree. The 9/11 attack leads him to join the Marines. Cut next to Afghanistan where he and other Marines are being trans-ported in a helicopter while discussing the relative merits of the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals. (This dialogue was probably an homage to Tom Clancy, a Baltimorean and the author of the Jack Ryan novels.) This is the only Ryan story that was not based on a novel; it is a prequel to the series cre-ated by Adam Cozad and David Koepp with the blessing of Cla...