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?
Jack Ryan mentions that he wrote a book about Admiral William F. Halsey. This is appropriate, as Ryan is also a Professor of Military History at the U.S. Naval Academy, as shown in Patriot Games (1992).
Once more, we play our dangerous game, a game of chess against our old adversary - The American Navy. For forty years, your fathers before you and your older brothers played this game and played it well. But today the game is different. We have the ...
After the conference at the White House, Ryan tells Jeffrey Pelt that the "General was right" and that he (Ryan) is just an analyst, not "field personnel". Aboard the Enterprise, Admiral Painter tells Captain Davenport that Ryan was an Annapolis graduate, so Ryan would certainly have had military training.
The words "Red October" are first spelled in Russian, with the Cyrillic alphabet, before being replaced with the English words.
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
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