The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Spy Film, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Political Thriller Film, Spy, Spy Film  |   Release Date - Mar 2, 1990  |   Run Time - 135 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American espionage thriller film produced by Mace Neufeld, directed by John McTiernan, and starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, and Sam Neill. The film is based on Tom Clancy's 1984 bestselling novel of the same name.

The story is set during the late Cold War era and involves a rogue Soviet naval captain who wishes to defect to the United States with his officers and the Soviet Navy's newest and most advanced nuclear missile submarine. An American CIA analyst correctly deduces his motive and must prove his theory to the U.S. Navy before a violent confrontation between the Soviet and the American navies spirals out of control.

The film was a co-production between the motion picture studios Paramount Pictures, Mace Neufeld Productions, and Nina Saxon Film Design. Theatrically, it was commercially distributed by Paramount Pictures and by the Paramount Home Entertainment division for home media markets. Following its wide theatrical release, the film was nominated and won a number of accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing in 1991. On June 12, 1990, the original soundtrack composed and orchestrated by Basil Poledouris was released by MCA Records.

The Hunt for Red October received mostly positive reviews from critics and was one of the top-grossing films of the year, generating $122 million in North America and more than $200 million worldwide in box office business. The film was the first in a series involving the fictional character Jack Ryan, played variously by Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine.

Movie Info

Budget

$30,000,000

Box Office

$200,512,643

Themes

Tags

1980s, Cold War, Defection, Espionage, Film Based On A Novel, Hunt, Literary, Political Thriller, Red, Spy, Submarine, Submarine Film, U.s. Navy, United States

Attributes

Filming Location: California, Connecticut, Long Beach, North Carolina, San Diego
Narrative Location: Atlantic Ocean, George Bush Center for Intelligence, London, Maine, Moscow, Soviet Union, White House

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Alternate Titles

À la poursuite d'Octobre Rouge
CA
A la poursuite d'Octobre Rouge
FR
Caça ao Outubro Vermelho
PT
Caçada ao Outubro Vermelho
BR
Caccia a Ottobre Rosso
IT
Cuộc Truy Đuổi Dưới Đáy Trùng Khơi
VN
Honba na ponorku
SK
Honička za ponorkú
CS
Honička za ponorkú Červený Říjen
CS
Jack Ryan 1 - Caçada ao Outubro Vermelho
BR
Jagd auf Roter Oktober
AT, DE
Jagten på Røde Oktober
DK
Jaht Punasele Oktoobrile
EE
Jakten på Röd Oktober
SE
Jakten på Rød Oktober
NO
Kızıl Ekim
TR
La caza al Octubre Rojo
AR, MX, PE
La caza del Octubre Rojo
ES
Lov na Crveni Oktobar
HR
Lov na Crveni oktobar
RS
Lov na rdeci oktober
SI
Naháňačka na ponorku Červený October
CS
Polowanie na Czerwony Październik
PL
Punaisen Lokakuun metsästys
FI
Raudonojo spalio medžiokle
LT
The Hunt for Red October
AU, CA, IN, ID, NL, GB, US
To kynigi tou kokkinou Oktovri
GR
Vadászat a Vörös Októberre
HU
Vânãtoarea lui Octombrie Rosu
RO
Το Κυνήγι Του Κόκκινου Οκτώβρη
GR
На лов за Червения октомври
BG
Охота за «Красным Октябрем»
RU
Переслідуючи "Червоний Жовтень"
UA
Полювання на 'Червоний Жовтень'
UA
रेड ऑक्टोबर की खोज
IN
ล่าตุลาแดง
TH
レッド・オクトーバーを追え!
JP
猎杀红色十月
CN
獵殺紅色十月
TW