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 ship escorting the "Red October" out of port is the U.S.C.G.C. Blackhaw (WLB-390), a buoy tender stationed in San Francisco, California at that time.
Capt. Bart Mancuso:
How did you know that his next turn would be to starboard?
Jack Ryan: I didn't. I had a 50/50 chance. I needed a break. Sorry.
Capt. Bart Mancuso: That's all right, Mr Ryan. My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on Playmate of the Month.
Many Soviet officers are shown wearing a submarine qualification pin. Only the Commanding Officer would have one on a Soviet submarine.
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