The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October

1990, PG, 135 min. Directed by John McTiernan. Starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Courtney B. Vance, Tim Curry, Peter Firth, Richard Jordan, Joss Ackland, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill, Jeffrey Jones, Fred Thompson, Timothy Carhart.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., July 12, 2000

This Tom Clancy thriller gets the proper screen treatment here with this first-rate cast and direction by one of the genre’s best: Die Hard director John McTiernan. The plot centers on the commander of a Russian nuclear sub, who may or may not defect to the United States.

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