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Check it out, action fanatics! Position, status, title: these are the things by which we define ourselves.
One of the changes in the movie is the location of the action, which takes place in Europe in the book, but is moved to Paraguay for the movie.
The low-energy shootouts and chases are plentiful, but hardly worth setting up squibs for.
There have been some major cast changes, but because most of the main human characters are members of Earthforce — where transfers and reassignments are part and parcel of military life — the changes become part of the storyline.