With Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones, Fred Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Richard Jordan, Tim Curry, Stellan Skarsgård, Courtney B. Vance, Joss Ackland, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Timothy Carhart, Daniel Davis, Gates McFadden, Larry Ferguson, Peter Firth, Andrew Divoff
The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American action thriller film based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It was directed by John McTiernan and stars Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius and Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan. The fictional story is set during the Cold War era. It involves a rogue Soviet naval captain who wishes to defect to the United States, and an American CIA analyst who correctly deduces that circumstance, and must prove his theory to the U.S. Navy to avoid a violent confrontation between the two nations. The ensemble cast features Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones and Sam Neill.
The film was a co-production between the motion picture studios of 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 release in theaters, the motion picture was nominated and won a number of accolades including the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing in 1991. On June 12, 1990, the original motion picture soundtrack was released by the MCA Records music label.