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The Hunt for Red October [Blu-ray] [1990]

Release Date:07/29/2008
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (151 out of 152)

    Special Features

    • Commentary by director John McTiernan
    • Beneath the Surface: Cast & crew interviews
    • Theatrical trailer HD


    The Hunt for Red October
    The first of several films based on Tom Clancy's "Jack Ryan" technothrillers, Hunt for Red October stars Alec Baldwin as eccentric CIA analyst Ryan and Sean Connery as Soviet submarine commander Marko Ramius. Ramius sets the plot in motion when he murders his political adviser, burns his orders, and steers his sub Red October towards American waters, hoping to defect. The CIA, aware that the Red October was about to embark on an evasive mission to demonstrate its ability to avoid detection and fire its nuclear missiles upon U.S. installations, believes that Ramius is insane, and that he plans to start World War III. To cover their own behinds, the Russians back up the CIA's suspicion. Only Jack Ryan believes that Ramius' mission is not as apocalyptic as it seems -- and it is Ryan who is assigned to infiltrate the Red October to prove his theory. The sort of film that in an earlier era would have been called a "thinking man's thriller," The Hunt for Red October ushered in a new series of Hollywood-produced post-Cold War adventure films, including 1995's Crimson Tide. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Sean Connery
      Sean Connery - Capt. Marko Ramius
    • Alec Baldwin
      Alec Baldwin - Jack Ryan
    • Scott Glenn
      Scott Glenn - Capt. Bart Mancuso
    • James Earl Jones
      James Earl Jones - Admiral James Greer
    • Sam Neill
      Sam Neill - Capt. Vasily Borodin

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