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In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war?

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Soviets create a new nuclear submarine that runs silent due to a revolutionary propulsion system. Russian sub captain defects, goal of taking it to the U.S.A. to prevent the Russians from using the sub to wreak nuclear (missile) war against the U.S. Lots of plot turns and twists in this high-tech thriller. Written by Anonymous

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cia | submarine | navy | analyst | soviet navy | See more »

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Release Date:

2 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La caza al Octubre Rojo  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$122,012,643 (USA)
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Trivia

The dual-beeping sound effect of the Red October moving on the USS Dallas' sonar screen was also used in Patriot Games (1992) as the sound of Jack Ryan's EKG. See more »

Goofs

At the time that the movie takes place (1984) only 2 Typhoon classes besides the fictional Red October were in service. The Dallas computer states that there are six. The other four would all be commissioned on or after December 27, 1984. See more »

Quotes

Poltical Officer Ivan Putin: [Discussing Captain Tupolev] He was your student. It is rumoured that he has a special place in his heart for you.
Captain Ramius: There is little room in Tupolev's heart for anyone but Tupolev.
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Crazy Credits

The words "Red October" are first spelled in Russian, with the Cyrillic alphabet, before being replaced with the English words. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Search for Pink October (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

The Anthem of the Soviet Union
Music by Aleksandr Aleksandrov (as A.V. Aleksandrov)
Text by Gabriel Ureklyan (as G.A. El-Reghistan) & Sergey Mikhalkov (as S.V. Mikhalkov)
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Best Film of Tom Clancy
6 July 2002 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This movie never fails to entertain me. Smartly directed, well written, and acted it always brings a fresh newness no matter how many times I've seen it. It could have been the beginning of a franchise for Alec Baldwin. He is very much centered and controlled. Sean Connery is also standout.

Could recommend this to anyone without hesitation. On DVD it's a visual feast. Just a great looking movie. Wish that all the other Clancy books had been adapted so well.


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