The Hunt for Red October
In honor of the passing of Sir Sean Connery we are choosing his 1990 film THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER as our next Rialto Recommends. Based on the popular Tom Clancy novel, this suspenseful movie tracks Soviet submarine captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery) as he abandons his orders and heads for the east coast of the United States. Equipped with innovative stealth technology, Ramius' submarine, "Red October," is virtually invisible. However, when an American sub briefly detects the Russians' presence, CIA agent Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) sets out to determine Ramius' motives, fearing he may launch an attack on the U.S. Perfectly cast and packed with suspense, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER is an old-fashioned submarine thriller with plenty of firepower to spare. The LA Times said "You may not be limp from accumulated tension when this hunt is over, but its cautiously upbeat global message leaves a satisfying glow and it operates with a crackerjack premise." While Variety said "THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER is a terrific adventure yarn." THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER is streaming on Showtime and Sling or is available to rent for a modest fee from GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu, Apple, Amazon and others HERE.