The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Front Cover Actor
Joss Ackland Andrei Lysenko
Alec Baldwin Jack Ryan
Sean Connery Capt. Marko Ramius
Tim Curry Dr. Petrov
James Earl Jones Admiral James Greer
Peter Firth Ivan Putin
Scott Glenn Capt. Bart Mancuso
Richard Jordan Jeffrey Pelt
Sam Neill Capt. Vasily Borodin
Courtney Vance Seaman Jones
Courtney B. Vance Sonarman 2nd Class Ronald Jones
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Thriller
Director John McTiernan
Producer Mace Neufeld
Writer Tom Clancy; Larry Ferguson
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 137 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.6
The first of several films based on Tom Clancy's "Jack Ryan" technothrillers, Hunt for Red October stars Alec Baldwin as eccentric CIA analyst Ryan and Sean Connery as Soviet submarine commander Marko Ramius. Ramius sets the plot in motion when he murders his political adviser, burns his orders, and steers his sub Red October towards American waters, hoping to defect. The CIA, aware that the Red October was about to embark on an evasive mission to demonstrate its ability to avoid detection and fire its nuclear missiles upon U.S. installations, believes that Ramius is insane, and that he plans to start World War III. To cover their own behinds, the Russians back up the CIA's suspicion. Only Jack Ryan believes that Ramius' mission is not as apocalyptic as it seems — and it is Ryan who is assigned to infiltrate the Red October to prove his theory. The sort of film that in an earlier era would have been called a "thinking man's thriller," The Hunt for Red October ushered in a new series of Hollywood-produced post-Cold War adventure films, including 1995's Crimson Tide. — Hal Erickson
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Format DVD
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