Movie The Hunt for Red October (1990)

Watched 20110526 (Netflix, Instant) (English subtitles)
Watched 20131011 (Netflix, Instant)
The Hunt for Red October (1990) John McTiernan. 101 min. [botnotsn (1984) by Tom Clancy]

Marko Ramius (Sean Connery)
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Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin)
I don't know how long the subtitle feature on Netflix has been available, but this was the first time I noticed the option and so decided to turn it on (only English subtitles were available).

It's a hot day and so I have the fan on. The subtitles help compensate for the fan noise over the movie audio.

I'm pretty sure I read the book when I was younger, and while I don't remember any of it, it might have subconsciously taken some excitement away from the movie.

The movie's plot focuses more around strategy, than it does around action. Most of the action is concentrated in two or three scenes.

Overall, it's a good, solid movie.

Admiral Greer (James Earl Jones)
Instant Comments:
Alec Baldwin is so young I barely recognized him.
Lol, "Personally I give us one chance in three."
Lol, "I have to be careful what I shot at?"
Lol, his imitation of Sean Connery, "

Ramius and Dr. Petrov (Tim Curry)
All the action occurs around the 2 hour mark.
"The hard part about playing chicken is knowing when to flinch"
"You arrogant ass, you killed us."
Lol, "Andrei, you've lost another submarine?"

Watching the movie again today, I felt I followed the plot more than the first time I watched the movie. In any case, I'd say its a film worth watching at least once.

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