The Hunt for Red October (1990)
The Hunt for Red October Quote: “Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please.” – Captain Ramius
Enough with the comedies! Let’s get back to naval warfare, the threat of nuclear annihilation, and a time when Jack Ryan was played by a young Alec Baldwin. It’s time to dive deep into the Shatty Sea for the Sean Connery masterpiece “The Hunt for Red October.”
Dramas tend to age horribly, but there’s something special about this Cold War mix of politics, personal vendettas, epic music, minimalist set designs, and absurdly agile submarines.
Plus, any war movie that keeps Ash’s attention, subdues Gene’s cynicism and doesn’t force Big D to read subtitles is a winner in our book.
“Come on Big D, fly!”
Plot Summary: “The Hunt for Red October” Based on the popular Tom Clancy novel, this suspenseful movie tracks Soviet submarine captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery) as he abandons his orders and heads for the east coast of the United States. Equipped with innovative stealth technology, Ramius’ submarine, “Red October,” is virtually invisible. However, when an American sub briefly detects the Russians’ presence, CIA agent Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) sets out to determine Ramius’ motives, fearing he may launch an attack on the U.S.
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