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The Hunt for Red October
- Sean Connery

Overview - In the tradition of DIE HARD and PREDATOR, director John McTiernan presents audiences with yet another techno thriller: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. Sean Connery plays Captain Marko Ramius, a dissatisfied Russian commander who navigates his submarine towards America in an attempt to defect.  Read more...

 
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Overview

In the tradition of DIE HARD and PREDATOR, director John McTiernan presents audiences with yet another techno thriller: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. Sean Connery plays Captain Marko Ramius, a dissatisfied Russian commander who navigates his submarine towards America in an attempt to defect. Soviet intelligence claims that Ramius is a warmonger and that he plans to launch nuclear missiles at the United States. Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin), an iconoclastic CIA agent, believes otherwise: American spies have determined that the submarine is powered by a stealth engine. In order to save the "caterpillar drive" and avoid a nuclear incident, Agent Ryan must board the Red October and assist Captain Ramius in its navigation to U.S. waters. Both murky and captivating, the underwater visual and sound effects are reminiscent of DAS BOOT. Once again director McTiernan produces a winning film with a jagged plot, a well acted script, and plenty of explosions.

Awards:
1990 - Academy Awards - Best Sound Effects Editing Winner

Cast List

John McTiernan - Director/Producer
James Earl Jones - Actor/Voice
Alec Baldwin - American Actor, BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Alexander Rae Baldwin III - American Actor, BEETLEJUICE (1988)
David Shaber - Screenwriter
Basil Poledouris - Composer
Sam Neill - Australian actor, JURASSIC PARK, EVENT HORIZON
Joss Ackland - British Actor
Scott Glenn - Actor, JOURNEY TO THE END OF NIGHT, W.
Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Thomas Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Robert Garland - Screenwriter/Producer
John Milius - Rightwing (and underrated) screenwriter/director
John Wright - Editor, BROKEN ARROW (1996)
Peter Zinner - Oscar winning American Editor/Director, THE DEER HUNTER
Dennis Virkler - Editor, CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK (2004)
Mace Neufeld - Producer/Executive
Timothy Carhart - Supporting Actor
Donald Stewart
Larry Ferguson - American Screenwriter
Tim Curry - British Actor/Singer, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
Jan de Bont - Director of Photography, SPEED (1994)
Tom Clancy - American novelist, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990)

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 135
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 097361376288
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2014

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Notes:
The role of Captain Marko Ramius was originally to have been played by Klaus Maria Brandauer. Shot in Los Angeles and San Diego, California; Alaska; Puget Sound in Washington State; Leningrad and Moscow, Russia. Color by Technicolor. Began shooting April 3, 1989. Released in USA March 2, 1990. Approximate budget $30 million, of which Sean Connery reportedly received $4 million. Tom Clancy received $600,000 for the rights to his novel. Among the writers who reportedly worked on the script were Robert Garland, David Shaber, and John Milius. Followed by a sequel, "Patriot Games" (1992), starring Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan. Available to buy in the UK. Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.

Reviews:
"...The payoff is electrifying..." - 04/05/1990 Rolling Stone, p.35


"...An elegy for those dear, dark, terrible days of the cold war....[Connery] makes it look good..." - 03/02/1990 New York Times, p.C13


"...There's an amiable smartness to the underwater thriller THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER....The production is clean and effective....The undersea intensity is captured perfectly..." - 03/02/1990 Los Angeles Times, p.F1

 
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