The Hunt for Red Oc­to­ber

film / 8.05pm / TCM

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set dur­ing the Cold War, this 1990 thriller based on a Tom Clancy doorstop­per sees Sean Con­nery play a Soviet nu­clear sub­ma­rine cap­tain with a sus­pi­ciously Scot­tish ac­cent. As he mer­rily steers his deadly war ma­chine to­wards the United States, the Amer­i­can mil­i­tary breaks into a sweat. Con­nery claims he’s vi­o­lated his or­ders from the Rus­sians and wants to de­fect, but could this sim­ply be a ruse to get nearer Amer­i­can tar­gets? Alec Bald­win plays CIA agent Jack Ryan (a role reprised in later films by Har­ri­son Ford and, most re­cently, Chris Pine) in a fine, hand­some thriller that han­dles ten­sion beau­ti­fully.

A youth­ful Alec Bald­win stars as Jack Ryan

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