Watching Red October last night and I was thinking, why did the movies that came after (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Sum of All Fears) not live up to the standard that was set by this one? Alec Baldwin was very well cast in the role of Jack Ryan and the script was set fairly close to the novel. Harrison Ford should've been able to fill those shoes nicely; but I think the two scripts he was given were not very well thought out. Sum should just never have been made period. If this franchise were to be re-done, who could play Jack Ryan? How hard could it be to stick closer to the novels? In the case of Red Storm Rising, fairly difficult so that one might never see the screen.