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The Hunt for Red October (1990)

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In November 1984, the Soviet Union'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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marko Ramius
... Jack Ryan
... Bart Mancuso
... Captain Borodin
... Admiral Greer
... Andrei Lysenko
... Jeffrey Pelt
... Ivan Putin
... Dr. Petrov
... Seaman Jones
... Captain Tupolev
... Skip Tyler
... Bill Steiner
Larry Ferguson ... Chief of the Boat
... Admiral Painter
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Storyline

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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The hunt is on. See more »


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Release Date:

2 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jagd auf 'Roter Oktober'  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,161,835, 4 March 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$122,012,643

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,512,643
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered to play Marko Ramius since he worked with John Mctiernan before on Predator. He later worked with Mctiernan again on last action hero. See more »

Goofs

As Ramius, Borodin, and the Doctor stand together on the deck of Red October, Borodin reads out the American warship's signal warning not to submerge. Borodin's decoding of the message hails Red October by name, but the Doctor does not seem to wonder how the Americans would know the name of their boat. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Bart Mancuso: You're turning into the torpedo's path.
Captain Ramius: Yes.
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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 »

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Referenced in Team Fortress 2 (2007) See more »

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By Basil Poledouris
Courtesy of Orion Pictures Corp.
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Best Film of Tom Clancy
6 July 2002 | by 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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