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|The Hunt for Red October: Music from the Motion Picture|
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|Released||June 12, 1990|
|Jack Ryan soundtrack chronology|
The musical score of The Hunt for Red October was composed and conducted by Basil Poledouris. A soundtrack album composed of ten melodies was released on June 12, 1990. The album is missing some of the musical moments present in the film, including the scene where the crew of Red October sings the Soviet national hymn. The soundtrack is limited due to the fact that it was originally compiled to fit the Compact Cassette. Later, it was remastered for the CD. An expanded version was released in late 2013 by Intrada Records. It features 40 additional minutes of the score, including the until-then-unreleased end titles.
For the 30th anniversary commemoration, Paramount Home Entertainment released a 4K Steelbook + Blu-ray+Digital version of the film.
The Hunt for Red October opened in 1,225 theaters on March 2, 1990, grossing $17 million on its opening weekend, more than half its budget. The film opened at number one at the U.S. box office and remained there for three weeks. Its opening was the 20th biggest weekend of all time and the biggest non-summer, non-Thanksgiving weekend to date.
The film went on to gross $122,012,643 in North America with a worldwide total of $200,512,643.
On Rotten Tomatoes the film holds an approval rating of 88% based on 73 reviews, with an average rating of 7.70/10. The site s consensus states: Perfectly cast and packed with suspense, The Hunt for Red October is an old-fashioned submarine thriller with plenty of firepower to spare. On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 58 out of 100 based on 17 critics, indicating mixed or average views . Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of A on an A+ to F scale.
Roger Ebert gave the film three-and-a-half stars out of four, calling it a skillful, efficient film that involves us in the clever and deceptive game being played , while Gene Siskel commented on the film s technical achievement and Baldwin s convincing portrayal of Jack Ryan. Nick Schager, for Slant magazine s review, noted, The Hunt for Red October is a thrilling edge-of-your-seat trifle that has admirably withstood the test of time . In contrast, Newsweek s David Ansen wrote, But it s at the gut level that Red October disappoints. This smoother, impressively mounted machine is curiously ungripping. Like an overfilled kettle, it takes far too long to come to a boil . Vincent Canby, writing for The New York Times, opined that the characters, like the lethal hardware, are simply functions of the plot, which in this case seems to be a lot more complex than it really is .
The Hunt for Red October was nominated and won several awards in 1991. In addition, the film was also nominated for AFI s 100 Years...100 Thrills.
|1991 63rd Academy Awards||Best Film Editing||Dennis Virkler, John Wright||Nominated|
|Best Sound||Richard Bryce Goodman, Richard Overton, Kevin F. Cleary, Don J. Bassman||Nominated|
|Best Sound Effects Editing||Cecelia Hall, George Watters II||Won|
|1991 44th British Academy Film Awards||Best Actor||Sean Connery||Nominated|
|Best Production Design||Terence Marsh||Nominated|
|Best Sound||Cecelia Hall, George Watters II, Richard Bryce Goodman, Don J. Bassman||Nominated|
|1991 BMI Film Music Awards||BMI Film Music Award||Basil Poledouris||Won|
|1991 Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards||Best Sound Editing – ADR||————||Won|
Donald Stewart, Jan de Bont, Jerry Sherlock, Larry DeWaay, Larry Ferguson, Mace Neufeld, Tom Clancy
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Paramount Home Video
Won 1 Oscar, 3 wins & 8 nominations total
Tom Clancy, Larry Ferguson, Donald E. Stewart
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn
Larry DeWaay, Mace Neufeld, Jerry Sherlock
Jan de Bont
Dennis Virkler, John Wright
William Cruse, Dianne Wager, Donald B. Woodruff
Mickey S. Michaels
James W. Tyson
Wes Dawn, Dino Ganziano, Jim Kail
Beau Marks, Joel Marx
J. Tom Archuleta, Jerry Ballew, Steve Danton, Beau Marks, T.S. O Kelly, Todd Turner, Nikolas Korda
Robert L. Clark, Dennis DeWaay, Steve Fegley, Joe A. Hawthorne, Richard Lawrence, Willard Livingston, Isidoro Raponi, William F. Reinert, Mike Sasgen, Tommy Tomlinson, Charles William Breen, Jeff J. Davis, John DeCuir, Will Ferrell, Jack Johnson, Michael W. Moore, Douglas W. Randall, D.A. Zingelewicz
Bob Baron, Don J. Bassman, John Benson, Pamela Bentkowski, Larry Carow, Kevin F. Cleary, Anne Couk, Greg Curda, Ken Dufva, Juno J. Ellis, John P. Fasal, David Lee Fein, Bruce Fortune, Richard Bryce Goodman, Douglas Greenfield, Debbie Jo Grillo, Cecelia Hall, Shelley Rae Hinton, Frank Howard, Alan Howarth, Jay Kamen, Victoria Martin, F. Hudson Miller, Donald Ortiz, Richard Overton, R.J. Palmer, Ronald L. Patton, Bruce Richardson, Gary D. Rogers, Frank Serafine, Craig Sims, Steve Siracusa, Mary Ruth Smith, Robert D. Smith, Beth Sterner, George Watters II, Butch Wolf, Craig Woods, Mark C. Grech, Larry Hopkins, Jason King, Lionel Strutt
Jan Aaris, William Aldridge, Damon Allison, James Camomile, Al Di Sarro, Manuel S. Epstein, Jay M. Hirsch, Joe D. Ramsey, Joseph C. Sasgen, Andrew Sebok, Rick Thompson, Michael A. Tice, Tad Krzanowski, Michael Meier, Jimmy Thomson
Jon Alexander, Peter Anderson, Scott E. Anderson, Tim August, Michael Backauskas, Don Baker, Bill Barr, David Bartholomew, Randall K. Bean, Greg Beaumonte, Steve Beck, Kathleen Beeler, Tom Bertino, Gary D. Bierend, Brent Boates, Phil Bowen, Marty Brenneis, Edgar Burcksen, Charlie Canfield, Lanny Cermak, Michael Cooper, Bruce Crow, F.X. Crowley, Peter Daulton, Larry DeUnger, Christofer Dierdorff, Ron Diggory, Mark A.Z. Dippé, John Eaves, Bob Fernley, Michael Ferriter, Michael L. Fink, Pat Fitzsimmons, Ron Fode, Jon Foreman, Joe Fulmer, George Gambetta, Tim Geideman, Ron Gress, Joanne Hafner, Rebecca Heskes, Robert Hill, Michael Hosch, Jen Howard, Peg Hunter, Evan Jacobs, Gregory Jein, Harley Jessup, George H. Joblove, Keith Johnson, R.A. Johnson, Robert L. Johnston, Ed Jones, David Karpman, Sandra Ford Karpman, Scott Keppler, Jennifer Knoll, John Knoll, Jennifer Hall Lee, Bradford Lewis, James Lim, Kimberly Nelson LoCascio, Keith London, Jonathan Luskin, Bruce MacRae, Greg Maloney, Steve Mate, Michael McGovern, Roberto McGrath, Scott McNamara, Gary Meyer, Carl Miller, Jenifer Miller, Mark S. Miller, Craig Mohagen, Terry Molatore, Rodney Morgan, Tim Morgan, Jim Morris, David Morton, Patrick T. Myers, Lori J. Nelson, Kate O Neill, Ease Owyeung, Vance Piper, Bruce Richardson, Louis Rivera, Milius Romyn, Stephen Rosenbaum, Martin Rosenberg, Scott Ross, Thomas Rosseter, Penny Runge, Wally Schaab, John Scheele, Scott Schneider, Nick Seldon, Kenneth Smith, Kim Smith, Douglas Smythe, Tony Sommers, Scott Squires, David K. Stewart, Pat Sweeney, Eric Swenson, Marc Thorpe, Wim Van Thillo, Bruce Vecchitto, Jon Warren, David Washburn, Don W. Wegner, Steve Spaz Williams, Lope Yap Jr., Mark Yuricich, Wayne Baker, Chris Bowler, Nelson Broskey, Andre Bustanoby, John Chapot, Susan Adele Colletta, Gus Duron, Judy Elkins, Steve Gawley, Bryan Haynes, Tony Hudson, Joel Hynek, David Jones, Alan G. Markowitz, Alan McFarland, Mark Moore, Jim Morris, David Nakabayashi, Jeff Nicholson, George Sukara, Michael Van Himbergen, Danny Wagner
Carl Ciarfalio, Monty Cox, Shane Dixon, Gary Epper, Steve Hulin, Keii Johnston, Mike Marasco, Chuck Picerni Jr., Paul V. Picerni Jr., Steve Picerni, Philip Romano, Ronnie Rondell Jr., R.A. Rondell, Keith Tellez, David Zellitti, Randy Hall, Hubie Kerns Jr., Don Charles McGovern
Steve Adcock, Larry J. Aube, Ed Ayer, David Canestro, Michael J. Coo, Jerry Enright, Sharon Wilson Ewing, Ken Fisher, Roger Gebhard, Ted J. Kredo, Bruce McBroom, Chris Moseley, Calmar Roberts, Monte Swann, Alexander Witt, Bob Carmichael, Frank Detone Jr., Moose Enright, David Hennings, Steve Itano, Michael E. Little, Stan McClain, Vern Nobles Jr., Dan Sasaki
Jimmy Jue, Kenneth Chamitoff
Darryl M. Athons, Gary Sampson, James W. Tyson
John Haggar, Michael Ruscio, Marcelo Sansevieri, Tom Shaffer
Joel Marx, Stuart Neumann
Tim Boyle, London Symphony Orchestra, Greig McRitchie, Lonnie Sill, Tom Villano, Israel Baker, John Beal, Michael Boddicker, Richard Bolks, Tom Boyd, Larry Bunker, Steve Erdody, Carl Fortina, Ron Hicklin, The Hollywood Studio Symphony, Tommy Johnson, Gayle Levant, Richard Marvin, Thomas Milano, Basil Poledouris, Emil Richards, Sally Stevens, Chet Swiatkowsky, James Thatcher
Luca Kouimelis, John Milius
Mike Fenster, Michael Forte, Myra Hill
Linda Bygrave, John D.J. Des Jardin, Linnea K. Dotson, Rhonda C. Gunner, Crystal Hawkins, Richard E. Hollander, John Horton, Lis Kern, Carol Land, Bonnie Lena, Gregory L. McMurry, Antonio Molina, Glenn Neufeld, Heidi Ann Odum, James H. Patton Jr., Scott D. Peterson, Marsha Robertson, Michael T. Sherman, Dana Lynne Taylor, Jim Turner, John C. Wash, Larry Weiss, Kathy Day, Diana De Vries, Ken Freeze, Greg Knapp, Don LaFontaine, Mark Romano, Herman Sinitzyn, Amy Young
George H. Billy, James E. Brooks, Scott D. Campbell, Ron Pinkard, Michael T. Sherman
Action, Adventure, Thriller
Paramount Pictures, Mace Neufeld Productions, Nina Saxon Film Design
The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American submarine spy thriller film directed by John McTiernan, produced by Mace Neufeld, and starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, and Sam Neill. The film is an adaptation of Tom Clancy s 1984 bestselling novel of the same name. It is the first installment of the film series with the protagonist Jack Ryan.
The story is set during the late Cold War era and involves 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 ballistic missile submarine, a fictional improvement on the Soviet Typhoon-class submarine. A CIA analyst correctly deduces his motive and must prove his theory to the U.S. Navy before a violent confrontation between the Soviet and the American navies spirals out of control.
The film was a co-production between the motion picture studios Paramount Pictures, Mace Neufeld Productions, and Nina Saxon Film Design. Theatrically, it was commercially distributed by Paramount Pictures and by the Paramount Home Entertainment division for home media markets. Following its wide theatrical release, the film was nominated for and won a number of accolades. At the 63rd Academy Awards, the film was honored with the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, along with nominations for Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing. On June 12, 1990, the original soundtrack, composed and conducted by Basil Poledouris, was released by MCA Records. The Hunt for Red October received mostly positive reviews from critics and was the sixth-highest-grossing domestic film of the year, generating $122 million in North America and more than $200 million worldwide in box office business.
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