Hunt For Red OctoberDirector: John McTiernan
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.
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Cast & Crew
|Sean Connery||Capt. Marko Ramius|
|Alec Baldwin||Jack Ryan|
|Scott Glenn||Capt. Bart Mancuso|
|James Earl Jones||Admiral James Greer|
|Sam Neill||Capt. Vasily Borodin|
|Joss Ackland||Andrei Lysenko|
|Richard Jordan||Jeffrey Pelt|
|Peter Firth||Ivan Putin|
|Tim Curry||Dr. Petrov|
|Courtney B. Vance||Seaman Jones|
|Stellan Skarsgård||Capt. Tupolev|
|Jeffrey Jones||Skip Tyler|
|Fred Dalton Thompson||Admiral Painter|
|Daniel Davis||Capt. Davenport|
|Tomas Arana||Leginov (Cook)|
|Vlado Benden||Konovalov Seaman|
|Michael George Benko||Ivan|
|George H. Billy||DSRV Officer|
|Louise Borras||Sally Ryan|
|Robert Buckingham||Admirals at Briefing|
|Timothy Carhart||Bill Steiner|
|Arthur Cybulski||Diving Officer|
|Anatoly Davydov||Officer #1|
|Andrew Divoff||Andrei Amalric|
|Rick Ducommun||Navigator C-2A|
|Larry Ferguson||Chief of the Boat|
|Radu Gavor||Soviet Seaman|
|Ronald Guttman||Lt. Melekhin|
|Ben Hartigan||Admiral (Briefing)|
|Ivan Ivanov||Soviet Seaman|
|Denise E. James||Stewardess|
|Christopher Janczar||Andrei Bonovia|
|A.C. Lyles||Advisor #1|
|Gates McFadden||Caroline Ryan|
|F.J. O'Neil||General at Briefing|
|Anthony Peck||Lt. Comdr. Thompson|
|Reed Popovich||Lt. Jim Curry|
|Ray Reinhardt||Jodge Moore at Briefing|
|John Shepherd||Foxtrot Pilot|
|Herman Sinitzyn||Soviet Seaman|
|Don Oscar Smith||Helicopter Pilot|
|William Bell Sullivan||Lt. Cmdr. Mike Hewitt|
|Sven Ole Thorsen||Russian COB|
|Ned Vaughn||Seaman Beaumont|
|Tony Veneto||Padorin's Orderly|
|George Winston||Konovalov Seamen|
|Ping Wu||Soviet Seaman|
|Peter Zinner||Adm. Padorin|
|Scott E. Anderson||Special Effects|
|William Cruse||Art Director|
|Jan de Bont||Cinematographer|
|Larry de Waay||Producer|
|Terry Frazee||Special Effects|
|Richard Bryce Goodman||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Cecelia Hall||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Terence Marsh||Production Designer|
|Mickey Michaels||Set Decoration/Design|
|Basil Poledouris||Score Composer|
|Al di Sarro||Special Effects|
|Michael T. Sherman||Consultant/advisor|
|Scott Squires||Special Effects|
|Donald E. Stewart||Screenwriter|
|James Tyson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Dianne I. Wager||Art Director|
|Don Woodruff||Art Director|
|Tom Clancy||Source Author|
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The movie had an interesting plot and was well done. I haven't read the book but I bet it's even better.
Supurb casting, excelent pace, very realistic, Should be great with suround-sound. In view of the recent Russian sub disaster - worth seeing again
Hunt for Red October captures all the great elements and movements of the original Clancy novel. Though the movie goes through a somewhat hurried character and plot introduction, the overall storyline is well developed. The basic hide & seek game of submarine warfare is portrayed through the race between the US & Russian navies in locating the renegade Russian sub Cmdr, Capt. Marco Ramius.
Great storyline, lots of action, and EXPLOSIONS, EXPLOSIONS, EXPLOSIONS!!!! Sean Connery is great in the role of Ramius, but light stomached people beware. After maybe 15 minutes, someone dies and there is a sickening sound.
great film!!!but way to much language and voilence for kids under 13!!just a warning. R:VOILENCE,LANGUAGE,ADULT THEMES,THEMATRIC ELEMENTS
I think this movie is one of the best Thriller Ever, Its really cool what Cpt. Ramius do...
This my favorite film of all time. The character development made me think I know these men. Just enough edge to the film to make me wonder what happens. Action is also a 10 in this movie. Definitely a 5 star + movie.
The Hunt for Red October is one of the best movies of all time. I was really happy because the movie basically followed the book. I recommend for anyone interested in a great movie with lots of action and suspence.An all around AWESOME movie!!!
There is nothing like the character interplay in this movie. All of the sceens are supurbly played and the general plot line stays very close to the book.
The Hunt For Red October is a classic. The performances are superb. Sean Connery gave an outstanding performance. The film is worth seeing over and over. And then there was quite a few goodlooking men in the show as well. Especially many of the Red October and Konovalov crew. Anyways the movie is too good to pass up.
When I Veiwed the Hunt For The Red October I saw People were not lying when they said the film was good. The Acting, Script and action were excellent. The rating is PG But it should be PG-13 Becuase of all the language, including a ton of Religues Profanitys. PG-13 For Language and mild violence.
If Sean Connery was younger, he would have been a great Jack Ryan. But instead he is a classy, intellectual Russian submariner who wants to defect to of all places--America. Acting could have been better, but writing was supreme.
I saw this maybe two or three times in the theatres, and numerous times after that once I got my own copy on VHS. The DVD is even better with its behind-the-scenes featurette, not to mention the sound quality. Sean Connery can play Captain Kangaroo as far as I'm concerned, and he would STILL make it look WICKED COOL. I thought Alec Baldwin (before he became an SNL frequent-flyer) did a credible job as Jack Ryan, and I loved James Earl Jones as Greer. Caution: you may find yourself rooting for Sam Neill's character, and Fred Dalton Thompson has a classic line (SEE THE MOVIE and look for the scene after Ryan comes aboard the carrier Enterprise).