The Hunt for Red October Movie Review 1990

Information and Film Reviews for The Hunt for Red October the Movie

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Based on Tom Clancy's blockbuster novel, a high-tech Cold War yarn about a Soviet nuclear sub (commanded by Connery) turning rogue and heading straight for U.S. waters, as both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. try to stop it. Complicated, ill-plotted potboiler that succeeds breathlessly due to the cast and McTiernan's tommy-gun direction. Introduces the character of CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Baldwin) who returns in "Patriot Games," though in the guise of Harrison Ford.

Distribution

Paramount Home Video, 5555 Melrose Ave., 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, Phone: (323)956-5000, URL: http://www.paramount.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 137 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, Books to Film: Tom Clancy, Russia/USSR, Sail Away, Foreign Intrigue, Submarines, Top Grossing Films of 1990, Spies & Espionage, Military: Foreign, Military: Navy, Jack Ryan, CIA/NSA, Cold War Spies
Screenplay
Larry Ferguson, Donald Stewart
Cast
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Richard Jordan, Scott Glenn, Joss Ackland, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones, Peter Firth, Tim Curry, Courtney B. Vance, Jeffrey Jones, Fred Dalton Thompson
Cinematography
Jan De Bont
Director
John McTiernan
Music
Basil Poledouris
Producer
Paramount Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1990: Sound FX Editing.

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