The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October

Oscar winner Sean Connery captains a supreme Soviet submarine in this adaptation of Tom Clancy's action thriller. Co-stars Alex Baldwin and Sam Neill, directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard).

Heading straight for the US, the American government believes Captain Marko Ramius (Connery) intends to attack. One CIA analyst, however, isn't quite sure—with Russian commands also scrambling to find Ramius, perhaps he's defecting. With the sub closing in, they only have a few hours to find the captain and determine the truth of the escalating situation.

In an attempt to replicate Top Gun's success in recruiting people for Naval aviation, Navy recruiters set up booths outside cinema screenings in the hope of getting people to join the service.

1990Rating: PG134 minsUSA
ThrillerWar
Director:
John McTiernan ('Die Hard', 'Predator', 'Last Action Hero')
Writer:
Larry FergusonDonald E. Stewart
Cast:
Alec BaldwinSean ConneryScott GlennSam Neill

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Looking magnificent in his captain’s uniform and white beard, Connery scores as the Lithuanian Marko Ramius, a coldblooded killer and a meditator on Hindu scripture.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A skillful, efficient film that involves us in the clever and deceptive game being played by Ramius and in the best efforts of those on both sides to figure out what he plans to do with his submarine - and how he plans to do it.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

By this stage of his career it's impossible for Connery to falter completely, but though his performance is immaculately controlled, his work here consists entirely of the eyebrow thing -- there's eyebrow up ... and eyebrow down. Eyebrow up ... eyebrow down.

Variety

Variety

press

Looking magnificent in his captain’s uniform and white beard, Connery scores as the Lithuanian Marko Ramius, a coldblooded killer and a meditator on Hindu scripture.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A skillful, efficient film that involves us in the clever and deceptive game being played by Ramius and in the best efforts of those on both sides to figure out what he plans to do with his submarine - and how he plans to do it.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

By this stage of his career it's impossible for Connery to falter completely, but though his performance is immaculately controlled, his work here consists entirely of the eyebrow thing -- there's eyebrow up ... and eyebrow down. Eyebrow up ... eyebrow down.

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