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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Sean Connery
Alec Baldwin
Scott Glenn
Sam Neill
James Earl Jones
Directors
John McTiernan
Screenwriters
Larry Ferguson
Tom Clancy
Running Time
134 minutes

The Hunt for Red October
Is the Cold War still a believable hunting ground for directors and, more to the point, is Connery's Russian better than his Irish in The Untouchables?


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Plot
The Soviet commander (Connery) of an amazing stealth super-sub, undetectable on sonar, flips his lid at 40,000 fathoms and makes off with the vessel. Is he a loony, planning to nuke New York, or is he a cunning devil defecting with the precious hardware?


Verdict
From the director of Die Hard, frankly, you expect less gab and more get-go, and the film is already lost by the time the pace picks up at the 80 minute mark.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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