PG | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?
The name of the frigate that rescues the Red October's crew, the Reuben James, is from another of Tom Clancy's novels, "Red Storm Rising".
Lieutenant Melekhin, Engineer - Red October:
He's turning green.
After Ramius is shot he's holding his wound with his left hand. The camera then switches angles and he is holding his wound with his right hand. It then switches angles again and he's holding it with his left hand again.
Stanley (Sally Ryan's stuffed bear) is credited as "Himself"
SPOILER: In its original theatrical run, Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) says "A fucking cook!" upon discovering the saboteur. However, on subsequent home video releases, the word "fucking" is replaced by "Goddamn." "Goddamn" is heard in at least some 35mm prints.
$17,161,835 4 March 1990