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.

  1. Tom Clancy


  2. Donald Stewart


  3. John McTiernan


  4. Larry Ferguson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Alec Baldwin

    Alec Baldwin

    Jack Ryan

  2. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery

    Marko Ramius

  3. Scott Glenn

    Scott Glenn

    Commander Bart Mancuso

  4. Sam Neill

    Sam Neill

    Captain Vasily Borodin

  5. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Admiral James Greer

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The Hunt for Red October
The Hunt for Red October



Status Released

Release Information

  • March 2, 1990


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget $30,000,000.00

Revenue $199,200,000.00

Homepage http://www.paramount.com/movies/hunt-red-october



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