Seeing Red Film Series: The Hunt for Red October

Friday, August 27, 2021
Wende Museum Garden

Doors open at 7 p.m. PST
Introduction and movie begin at 8 p.m. PST

The Hunt for Red October, dir. John McTiernan, 1990, United States, 135 min.

Set during the latter part of the Cold War era, The Hunt for Red October centers on a rogue Soviet naval captain who wishes to defect to the United States with his officers and the Soviet Navy's newest and most advanced nuclear missile submarine. Starring Sean Connery, the film is an adaptation of Tom Clancy's 1984 bestselling novel and is the first installment of the film series with the protagonist Jack Ryan.

The film will be introduced by Jan de Bont, who worked as the cinematographer on The Hunt for Red October and was a director and cinematographer of numerous films including Speed, Twister, and Die Hard. Jan de Bont is also a member of the Wende Museum’s Council of Advisors.

This film is presented as part of the summer screening series, Seeing Red: Cold War Blockbusters of the 1980s.