The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October

DVD - 1998
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A new Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast. Government experts think it is planning to attack- that is, all the experts but one. He thinks the sub's commander is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find the sub and prove his theory.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount, c1998
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780792159407
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 09, 2018

"Star Wars", but underwater, with extraordinary performances from everyone, most notably Alec Baldwin, who holds his own against an ever formidable Sean Connery - great fun, however riddled with political inconsistencies, not to mention fanciful heroic improbabilities

Jan 15, 2018

Just watched it. Great movie!

Aug 30, 2017

Great period movie with ensemble cast.
Nice to have a story instead of special effects running the movie.

Aug 26, 2017

Alec Baldwin at his best. It was his star making role, but he never quite lived up to this performance again. Scott Glenn did a remarkable job in an utterly thankless role as a straight laced sub commander against James Bond. But he feels like a real sub commander and how naval officers would be. He didn't overreact to situation and never raised his voice. Such an underrated actor. I only wish there were a lot more extras, but the little mini-documentary added some interesting information. There's just something about a claustrophobic submarine movie. Maybe it's the fact you can't just step outside. You're trapped in a tin can underwater. But of all of the sub movies, this is the best.

May 29, 2017

Rated 7/10.

Mar 06, 2016

Still a great and suspenseful movie, and one which gives "Shhean" Connery an opportunity to show he's a great actor as well as a screen presence. Alec Baldwin is great too because he hadn't figured out how to be Alec Baldwin yet.

Nov 18, 2015

Baldwin before he was a liberal a**hat does a fine job. Connery as a Scottish(?!) Russian naval captain who looked old but kinda hot. A definite action film for the ages.

Mar 23, 2015

Saw this movie when it first came out and it stands up well. Special effects are basic but the story and acting are excellent. Overall a great action\political movie. Baldwin and Connery are excellent in their roles.

Aug 22, 2013

A suspenseful Cold War classic adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel. Sean Connery is well cast as the Soviet captain Marco Ramius, defecting with select officers and his submarine- even though he has a Scottish accent. He has the gravitas and weight as an actor to convey the authority of the rank. Alec Baldwin co-stars as Jack Ryan, the CIA analyst who figures out what Ramius is up to and travels to help him. Baldwin brings the natural curiousity and mind of the character to life very well. Scott Glenn is also well cast as the tough American captain, while Sam Neill turns in another terrific performance as Ramius' second in command. Add to that splendid character actors like James Earl Jones, Stellan Skarsgard, Richard Jordan, Fred Dalton Thompson, Courtney B. Vance, and more, and you've got an outstanding cast. Director John McTiernan and his crew give us an outstanding, quick paced story that remains fresh and exciting even after more than two decades.

aaa5756 Aug 20, 2012

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

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Jan 15, 2018

"Hey, I think someone just shot a torpedo!"
"Just- get out of here!"

Sunnchilde Jul 27, 2011

"This is most unnerving Captain!"
"The reason for having two keys is so that man...may…"
"May what, Doctor?"
May ARM the missiles, Captain"


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Jan 15, 2018

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