The Hunt for Red October (1990)



Critic Consensus: Perfectly cast and packed with suspense, The Hunt for Red October is an old-fashioned submarine thriller with plenty of firepower to spare.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Donald Stewart, Larry Ferguson, Robert Garland, John Milius, David Shaber
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On DVD: Feb 11, 2015
Paramount Pictures


Sean Connery

as Marko Ramius
Alec Baldwin

as Jack Ryan
Scott Glenn

as Bart Mancuso
Sam Neill

as Capt. Borodin
James Earl Jones

as Adm. Greer
Joss Ackland

as Andrei Lysenko
Richard Jordan

as Jeffrey Pelt
Peter Firth

as Ivan Putin
Tim Curry

as Dr. Petrov
Courtney B. Vance

as Seaman Jones
Stellan Skarsgard

as Capt. Tupolev
Jeffrey Jones

as Skip Tyler
Timothy Carhart

as Bill Steiner
Larry Ferguson

as Chief of the Boat
Tomas Arana

as Loginov
Ned Vaughn

as Seaman Beaumont
Anthony Peck

as Lt. Comdr. Thompson
Ronald Guttman

as Lt. Melekhin
Artur Cybulski

as Diving Officer
Christopher Janczar

as Andrei Bonovia
Don Oscar Smith

as Helicopter Pilot
Rick Ducommun

as Navigator C-2A
George H. Billy

as DSRV Officer
Arthur Cybulski

as Diving Officer
Reed Popovich

as Lt. Jim Curry
Andrew Divoff

as Andrei Amalric
Sven Ole Thorsen

as Russian COB
Peter Zinner

as Adm. Padorin
Tony Veneto

as Padorin's Orderly
Ray Reinhardt

as Jodge Moore at Brief...
F.J. O'Neil

as General at Briefing
David Sederholm

as Sunglasses
John Shepherd

as Foxtrot Pilot
William Bell Sullivan

as Lt. Cmdr. Mike Hewit...
Gates McFadden

as Caroline Ryan
Louise Borras

as Sally Ryan
Denise E. James

as Stewardess
Kenton Kovell

as Seaman - Red October
Pete Antico

as Seaman - USS Dallas
Tom Fisher

as Seaman - USS Dallas
Mark Draxton

as Seaman - USS Dallas
Anatoly Davydov

as Officer #1 - Red Oct...
Ivan G'Vera

as Officer #2 - Red Oct...
Radu Gavor

as Seaman - Red October
Ivan Ivanov

as Seaman - Red October
Ping Wu

as Seaman - Red October
Herman Sinitzyn

as Seaman - Red October
Vlado Benden

as Seaman - Konovalov
George Winston

as Seaman - Konovalov
Ben Hartigan

as Admiral (Briefing)
Robert Buckingham

as Admiral #2 (Briefing...
A.C. Lyles

as Advisor #1
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All Critics (66) | Top Critics (16)

Clancy is known for writing difficult books, but the movie makes plausible a preposterous situation because of Baldwin's convincing, low-key approach to being a film hero.

Full Review… | February 11, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

You may not be limp from accumulated tension when this hunt is over, but its cautiously upbeat global message leaves a satisfying glow and it operates with a crackerjack premise.

Full Review… | February 11, 2015
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

An exciting techno-suspense thriller with a hollow center.

Full Review… | February 11, 2015
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Though Hunt shows fitful signs of life, it lacks the human drama of Das Boot, the technical dazzle of The Abyss and the old-fashioned brio of Run Silent, Run Deep.

Full Review… | February 11, 2015
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Red October is an idealized, dreamy fantasy of life in the business world-harmless as airplane reading, a bit dull on the big screen.

Full Review… | February 11, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The Hunt for Red October is overplotted and sometimes implausible, but McTiernan's clipped style and lavish budget help it through the choppier waters.

Full Review… | February 11, 2015
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

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