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The Hunt for Red October


Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill View All


Larry Ferguson (Screenplay), John McTiernan (Director), Donald Stewart (Screenplay), David Shaber (Screenplay) View All

Release: Mar. 2nd, 1990
Runtime: 2 hours, 14 minutes
A new, technologically-superior Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too.
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this is one of those little details, but does anyone know the book that is refered to in the beginning of the movie with Ramius and the politcal officer are in the cabin, it's the book he says that it...

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But lets be honest, in a John McTiernan movie you want a movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and this Cold War thriller certainly delivers.
I had not really gotten around to seriously checking out any of the Jack Ryan movies and I decided that if I had to watch one then it'd have to be The Hunt for Red October.
When Connery, the ship's Russian captain appears to go rogue, you have the premise of the movie, where Baldwin plays the CIA submarine nerd tasked with convincing the US military to risk the opportunity to attack the sub on the belief that Connery's actually defecting, which he is.