The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Front Cover Actor
Sean Connery Captain Marko Ramius
Alec Baldwin Jack Ryan
Scott Glenn Captain Bart Mancuso
Sam Neill Captain Vasily Borodin
James Earl Jones Admiral James Greer
Joss Ackland Ambassador Andrei Lysenko
Richard Jordan National Security Advisor Jeffrey Pelt
Peter Firth Political Officer Ivan Putin - Red October
Tim Curry Dr. Petrov
Courtney B. Vance Petty Officer 2nd Class Jones
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Thriller
Director John McTiernan
Producer Mace Neufeld
Writer Tom Clancy; Larry Ferguson
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 134 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Before Harrison Ford assumed the mantle of playing Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan hero in Patriot Games, Alec Baldwin took a swing at the character in this John McTiernan film and hit one to the fence. If less instantly sympathetic than Ford, Baldwin is in some respects more interesting and nuanced as Ryan, and drawing comparisons between both actors' performances can make for some interesting postmovie discussion. That aside, The Hunt for Red October stands alone as a uniquely exciting adventure with a fantastic costar: Sean Connery as a Russian nuclear submarine captain attempting to defect to the West on his ship. Ryan must figure out his true motives for approaching the U.S. McTiernan (Predator, Die Hard) made an exceptionally handsome movie here with action sequences that really do take one's breath away. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 40
In Collection Yes
Links IMDB
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35 Letterboxed
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 097363202073
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
No Menus
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen