The Hunt for Red October (movie)

1990 film directed by John McTiernan

The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American submarine spy-thriller movie.

The Hunt for Red October
Directed byJohn McTiernan
Screenplay by
Based onThe Hunt for Red October
by Tom Clancy
Produced byMace Neufeld
CinematographyJan de Bont
Edited by
Music byBasil Poledouris
  • Mace Neufeld Productions
  • Nina Saxon Film Design
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 2, 1990 (1990-03-02) (United States)
Running time
135 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
  • English
  • Russian
Budget$30 million[2]
Box office$200.5 million

It was directed by John McTiernan, produced by Mace Neufeld, and starred 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. It is the first part of the movie series with the protagonist Jack Ryan.


  1. "The Huntsman for Red October (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. March 15, 1990. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  2. "The Hunt for Red October". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2007-12-03.