The Hunt for Red October (1990)

A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and the U.S. Navy on the Russian Sub Commander . When it is determined that the silent Soviet Boomer may be headed for American coastal waters panic ensues. A CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, convinces the brass that the Boomer's commander may intend something other than a nuclear first strike in mind. A perilous and tense cat-and-mouse game ensues.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 86% / Audience 89%

Rated PG,  2 hr 15 mins

GENRES
Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION
John McTiernan
CAST
Sean Connery  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Scott Glenn  •  Sam Neill

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Sean Connery Marko Ramius
Alec Baldwin Jack Ryan
Scott Glenn Commander Bart Mancuso
Sam Neill Captain Vasily Borodin
James Earl Jones Admiral James Greer
Joss Ackland Ambassador Andrei Lysenko
Richard Jordan Dr. Jeffrey Pelt
Stellan Skarsgård Captain Viktor Tupolev
Courtney B. Vance Sonarman 2nd Class Ronald Jones
Peter Firth Ivan Putin
Tim Curry Dr. Yevgeniy Petrov
Jeffrey Jones Skip Tyler