The Hunt for Red October war movie
The Hunt for Red October war movie

The Hunt for Red October (1990, United States)

Categories: navy moviessubmarine movies

Running time: 134 minutes

Language: English


Based on the Tom Clancy novel story of Russian submarine commander who has planned to defect to USA. But the submarine isnít just any sub - itís the new and experimental model with super quite propulsion that neither side of the Cold War could easily detect. The hunt begins - Russians wants to stop the captain and the Americans are trying to figure out what actually is happening.

The movie isnít even close to the level of the novel (for obvious reasons they couldnít simulate the whole conflict including many American and Russian ships, subs and airplanes), it concentrates on the main plot only, the escape of Ramius. Of course it doesnít mean that the movie is in any way faulty - it is highly entertaining and by all means worth watching.

The interesting thing is that the novel was actually inspired by real event - in 1960s Russian destroyer commander (also a new model) who was unhappy with the way Soviet Union was developing and decided to take action. The main differences are that he wasnít actually wanted to defect to the other side and that he was communist who just wanted the country to be reformed.




Our rating

6.4

Film value

8 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

2 / 5



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Creators of The Hunt for Red October

John McTiernan movies

Tom Clancy movies

Tom Clancy

screenplay


Larry Ferguson movies

Larry Ferguson

screenplay


Donald Stewart movies

Donald Stewart

screenplay



Cast of The Hunt for Red October

Sean Connery movies sean-connery

Sean Connery

as Marko Ramius


Alec Baldwin movies alec-baldwin

Alec Baldwin

as Jack Ryan


Scott Glenn movies scott-glenn

Scott Glenn

as Bart Mancuso


Sam Neill movies sam-neill

Sam Neill

as Vasili Borodin


James Earl Jones movies james-earl-jones

James Earl Jones

as Admiral Greer


Tim Curry movies tim-curry

Tim Curry

as Yevgeniy Petrov


Peter Firth movies peter-firth

Peter Firth

as Ivan Putin


Stellan Skarsgaard movies stellan-skarsgaard

Stellan Skarsgaard

as Viktor Tupolev


Courtney B. Vance movies courtney-b.-vance

Courtney B. Vance

as Seaman Jones


Joss Ackland movies joss-ackland

Joss Ackland

as Andrei Lysenko


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Events depicted in The Hunt for Red October

Cold War (1953-1991)





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