The Hunt for Red October
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Movie Info & Cast
- Sean Connery
- Alec Baldwin
- Scott Glenn
- Sam Neill
- James Earl Jones
- Joss Ackland
- Richard Jordan
- Peter Firth
- Tim Curry
- Courtney B. Vance
Did You Know?
- Kevin Costner turned down the role of Jack Ryan in order to make Dances with Wolves (1990). He played Thomas Harper in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). Costner and Sir Sean Connery were in The Untouchables (1987) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).
- The propeller of the submarine "Konovalov" (DVD-time 43'35" ca) is revolving in the wrong direction as if going backwards.
- Jeffrey Pelt: Mr. Ambassador, you have nearly a hundred naval vessels operating in the North Atlantic right now. Your aircraft has dropped enough sonar buoys so that a man could walk from Greenland to Iceland to Scotland without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull?
- Ambassador Lysenko: You make your point as delicately as ever, Mr. Pelt.
Atom User Reviews
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.
Hunt is coldly clinical rather than emotionally resonant; so is the measured ensemble work of a super cast. [2 Mar 1990, Life, p.1D]
Even when it's hard to follow, it looks good. The undersea action is visually convincing, and Ramius' submarine, with all its rooms and compartments, is always believable. The moonlit photography in the picture's final scene is stunning. [2 Mar 1990, Daily Datebook, p.E1]