The Hunt for Red October
- 2 hr 14 min
A submarine named Red October gets a mission to participate in a military exercise with another submarine. The Red October has wonderful new modern state of the art features like a caterpillar drive that makes it practically invisible and unable to be discovered by sonar. Ramius has an underlying motive and kills the only other person that knows about the true mission. After he killed Ivan Putin, Ramius must get rid of the original orders and then replace them with fake documents. He redirects the submarine to participate in American missile exercises. Once they reach American waters an American submarine detects the vessel but loses it quickly once the special silent feature is activated. A warning goes out to the US government about this undetectable submarine and CIA agent Jack Ryan explains of the huge threat that this vessel is bringing. The Soviet Union decides to destroy the Red October so that Ramius' plan will be disabled. The American believes that Ramius may want to defect and is determined to proof his point. The Soviet submarines begin to attack the Red October once it shows a failure of the silent drive. Ramious leads the Soviet ships on a dangerous chase through deep undersea valleys. The Soviet Union decides to admit that the submarine has been kidnapped and that the US should assist in destroying the vessel. Ryan is still convinced that everyone is wrong and that Ramius is attempting a defection and he wants to make contact. Ramius is exited and puzzled that he is offered the chance to change sides and to join the Americans. After Ryan comes aboard with others Ramius is finally able to ask for the assistance to join the Americans along with his entire crew. The submarine suddenly is attacked and the First officer of the Red Octobers is killed. The plan to destroy the Red October is halted by Ryan as he shoots the attacker and safes the day. The enemy traps himself after a long chase and falls victim to its own torpedo. Everyone that witnessed this thought the explosion was the Red October but Ryan and Ramius are guiding the ship to Maine.