Tense and strongly-acted with a couple of typical Hollywood tropes thrown in.
over 1 year
Starts off a little slow but ends accomplishing good suspense.
Whenever this comes on TV, I cannot not watch it.
One of the best thrillers. And for Connery, Scotland=Russia
Well done story very believable... love scene where they activate drive and are singing...
over 6 years
Perfect film in every dimension. One of my top 10 rewatchables.
almost 7 years
Does a great job of remaining suspenseful throughout.
This movie is a bit of a hand-holder: The dialog is flat. Artistic yes, but not thrilling.
Only the best Tom Clancy movie ever.
over 7 years
Classic pressure-cooker submarine thriller. Slightly dogdy Scottish-russian Connery accent
over 7 years
Where I learned as a child that the scottish and russian accents are identical. Or not.
The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Tom Clancy. It was directed by John McTiernan and stars Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius and Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan. The film received highly positive reviews from critics and was one of the top grossing films of the year, grossing $122 million in North America and $200 million worldwide. The film won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing in 1991.
The year is 1984. Captain First Rank Marko Ramius (Sean Connery) is the commanding officer of Red October, a new Soviet submarine whose caterpillar drive renders it undetectable to sonar. Ramius leaves port to conduct exercises with the submarine V.K. Konovalov, commanded by his former student Captain Tupolev (Stellan Skarsgård). Once at sea, Ramius murders political officer Ivan Putin (Peter Firth), the only man aboard besides himself who knows the sub's true orders. Ramius then burns the orders and commands the crew to head toward America's...