The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 action movie set in the Jack Ryan film universe. This entry features Ben Affleck as a young Jack Ryan, and also stars Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, and Liev Schreiber.
Much of the story takes place in Washington DC and Baltimore, however most filming took place in Canada.
Much of the action in the movie revolves around a nuclear bomb hidden in a stadium in Baltimore. All of the interior scenes of the stadium were filmed at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.
The stadium was built for the 1976 Summer Olympics, and has been mostly unused since the Montreal Expos left the city (ironically moving to Washington DC).
Several other films have used the Olympic Stadium for filming as well, including Warm Bodies and Blades of Glory.
The start of The Sum Of All Fears depicts the President attending a meeting in an secure underground complex. While some of the meetings were filmed on sets, the entrance, tunnels, and some interiors were filmed at the Diefenbunker.
The name Diefenbunker comes from former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, who commissioned various emergency bunkers to be built across Canada during the Cold War.
The largest compound was located in Carp, Ontario, just outside Ottawa. It’s purpose was to keep essential parts of the Canadian Government operating in the event of an attack. It was a manned by the Canadian military until 1994, when it was decommissioned. In 1998 it reopened as Canada’s Cold War Museum, and offers public tours.
The Diefenbunker offers both guided and self-guided tours. During the tours, you’ll see decontamination, the medical centre, the command centre, the kitchens, and the CBC studio, which were all part of the bunker. Your guide may even tell you about filming of The Sum Of All Fears.