Hunt for Red October

Lists: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "When a Soviet nuclear sub headed toward American waters drops off U.S. scanners, the Yanks scramble to take defensive steps. But CIA analyst Jack Ryan convinces the brass that the sub's commander has something other than a first strike in mind. A perilous cat-and-mouse game ensues."

Overall Ranking: 1421 (Rank from 1990: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 14.29%
Regular 71.43%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
J Collins100
Bryan Lienesch82 - If you can get over the movie selling you Sean Connery and Sam Neill as Russian Naval Officers, chances are you'll enjoy it very much.
Sir M Hayes XIV80
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
V Lionheart70
Jeremy M50

People Involved

  • Sean Connery (Marko Ramius)
  • Alec Baldwin (Jack Ryan)
  • Scott Glenn (Commander Bart Mancuso)
  • Sam Neill (Captain Vasily Borodin)
  • James Earl Jones (Admiral James Greer)
  • Joss Ackland (Ambassador Andrei Lysenko)
  • Richard Jordan (Dr. Jeffrey Pelt)
  • Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd (Captain Viktor Tupolev)
  • Courtney B. Vance (Sonarman 2nd Class Ronald Jones)
  • Peter Firth (Ivan Putin)
  • Tim Curry (Dr. Yevgeniy Petrov)
  • Jeffrey Jones (Skip Tyler)
  • Timothy Carhart (Bill Steiner)
  • Larry Ferguson (Chief of the Boat)
  • Fred Dalton Thompson (Admiral Painter)
  • John McTiernan (Director)