Hunt For Red October (Ws)

Directed by John McTiernan
Starring Alec Baldwin, James Earl Jones, Scott Glenn

Paramount Home Entertainment | May 10, 2010 | DVD

Hunt For Red October (Ws) is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
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Based on Tom Clancy's bestseller, directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard) and starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt For Red October seethes with high-tech excitement and sweats with the tension of men who hold Doomsday in their hands.

A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius (Connery). The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst (Baldwin) has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it -- because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. The hunt is on!

Video Release: May 10, 2010

Theatrical Release: 1990

Runtime: 135

Rating: PG (MPAA)

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

UPC: 097360564068

Found in: Action / Adventure, Cops / Murder / Mysteries, General, General, War, War

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alec Baldwin would have been the perfect fit for the subsequent Jack Ryan roles, but oh well. Alec Baldwin would have been the perfect fit for the subsequent Jack Ryan roles, but oh well. We got him here. The cast rocks the film. My favorite characters in the film change over time, but right now I'm crazy about Jonesy, the audio man who first hears the Russian sub. The film did a great job of giving props to the importance of minor characters, too. That's a bonus when you've got a wonderful story with strong major characters, fantastic performances, and it comes in a smart package. The humor was a nice touch in small doses, too.
Date published: 2009-04-25

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Hunt For Red October (Ws)

Directed by John McTiernan
Starring Alec Baldwin, James Earl Jones, Scott Glenn, Sean Connery

Video Release: May 10, 2010

Theatrical Release: 1990

Runtime: 135

Rating: PG (MPAA)

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

UPC: 097360564068


Edition Description
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Closed Captioned
  • Runtime: 135 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Wide Screen
  • Originally in English

Description

It is the pre-Glasnost era, and the captain of a Soviet sub intends to betray his brutal government and defect, but as the deadly "Red October" approaches the eastern seaboard of the United States, only special agent Jack Ryan might be able to head off a nuclear confrontation. Based on Tom Clancy's bestseller. Academy Award Nominations: 2. Academy Awards: Best Sound Effects Editing.

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.