A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it - because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. The hunt is on!
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
- Studio: Paramount, Nina Saxon Film Design, Mace Neufeld Productions
- Keyword: submarine, spy, based on novel or book, cold war, u.s. navy, defection, jack ryan, 1980s, political thriller
- Cast: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones, Joss Ackland