Hunt for Red October

Hunt for Red October Cover Art

1990 Drama

Rated PG

2 hours 15 minutes

This movie is somewhat tiring to watch.

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Notes About the Violence

This movie is very exciting but the actual time looking away is relatively short.

General Warning

Most of the scenes listed are mild, but there are two that are bad (but brief).


19 minutes
Violent - Realistic Violenceviolent

Captain Ramius and the Political Officer Putin, open the orders for their mission
"Captain, this is an historic moment for all of us. I'd like to make a request." -Officer Putin
"Before you proceed, comrade..." - Captain Ramius
"I know it is not protocol, but would you permit me to post our orders and inform the crew of our mission..." - Officer Putin

Ramius kills the officer.

Hear water splashing (Ramius intentionally spilling water), then papers shuffling, he is switching the orders to new fake ones
"Dr. Petrol, report to my cabin immediately." - Captain Ramius

23 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

"This thing could park a couple of hundred warheads off Washington and New York, and no one would know anything until it was all over." - Submarine builder, Skip Tyler

View of dead officer

"I'm afraid that is impossible, Doctor. Our orders are for strict radio silence." - Captain Vasili Borodin

32 minutes
OK - Nothing to Worry AboutOK

Red Fleet Political Directorate, Vaporsky Prospect, Moscow
"There is a letter there from Marco Ramius" - Admiral Padorin's Orderly

When Padorin receives a letter from Ramius, he is mesmerized and then drops his glass which breaks...this is followed by a long phone ring, just very startling

Long phone ring

1 hour 14 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

"Pick up your left wing.
You're drifting left. Power, power!
Wave off! Wave off!
Eject! Eject! Eject!" - voice on radio

Plane crashes at a distance

"This business will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it." - Admiral Painter

1 hour 25 minutes
OK - Nothing to Worry AboutOK

Jack is getting lowered down to the sub
"It would be easier without the bloody crosswind!" - Pilot

Sub guy is hit and thrown off the side, safety cables catch him

"Down ladder make a hole!" - Captain Mancuso (Dallas)

1 hour 59 minutes
Violent - Realistic Violenceviolent

Americans are now on Red October
"So that's it?" -Jack
"Not quite. Right now CaptainTupolev is removing the safety features on all his weapons. He won't make the same mistake twice." -Ramius

Vasily Borodin is killed

"Captain, he stumbled forward into the missile bay. We're showing a silo hatch warning port side, number 20" submarine operator

2 hours 1 minute
Violent - Realistic Violenceviolent

"I want the safety ranges set for zero" - Tupolev
"Captain I cannot go any faster, Tupelov' - submarine operator

Captain Ramius is shot

"Ryan be careful what you shoot at. Most thing in here don't react too well to bullets" - Ramius (you can look now)
"Right." -Jack

2 hours 7 minutes
Intense - Disturbing Violenceintense

Jack drops down from the overhead walkway, the cook is holding wires and looks up at Ryan
"A god damn cook!" - Jack

Cook is killed and Tupelovs boat explodes, afterwards the captains bloody shoulder is shown until the OK. If you are not worried about the bloody shoulder, you can look after the shots have been fired.

"We have ascertained the Red October's final position..." -American politician