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The Hunt for Red October

The movie The Hunt for Red October was based on the book The Hunt for Red October.

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Movie details for The Hunt for Red October

The movie was released in 1990 and directed by John McTiernan, who also directed Die Hard (1988) and The 13th Warrior (1999). The Hunt for Red October was produced by Paramount. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones, Joss Ackland, Richard Jordan, Peter Firth, Tim Curry, Courtney B. Vance, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeffrey Jones, Timothy Carhart, Larry Ferguson, Fred Dalton Thompson, Daniel Davis, Ned Vaughn, Anthony Peck, Mark Draxton and Tom Fisher.

 

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Before Harrison Ford assumed the mantle of playing Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan hero in Patriot Games, Alec Baldwin took a swing at the character in this John McTiernan film and hit one to the fence. If less instantly sympathetic than Ford, Baldwin is in some r... Read More
Before Harrison Ford assumed the mantle of playing Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan hero in Patriot Games, Alec Baldwin took a swing at the character in this John McTiernan film and hit one to the fence. If less instantly sympathetic than Ford, Baldwin is in some respects more interesting and nuanced as Ryan, and drawing comparisons between both actors' performances can make for some interesting postmovie discussion. That aside, The Hunt for Red October stands alone as a uniquely exciting adventure with a fantastic costar: Sean Connery as a Russian nuclear submarine captain attempting to defect to the West on his ship. Ryan must figure out his true motives for approaching the U.S. McTiernan (Predator, Die Hard) made an exceptionally handsome movie here with action sequences that really do take one's breath away. --Tom Keogh

Book details for The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October was written by Tom Clancy. The book was published in 1984 by Perfection Learning Prebound. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Tom Clancy also wrote Patriot Games (1987), Clear and Present Danger (1989) and The Sum of All Fears (1991).

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