25 Little-Known The Hunt for Red October Facts: Tom Clancy Classic Turns 25!

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The Hunt for Red October came out 25 years ago this week and it wasn’t always a given that the Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin Cold War thriller would be a blockbuster hit.

Author Tom Clancy had serious trouble getting the book sold in the first place!   

Then, there were those casting issues as both lead roles were to be famously played by others. There were also a few names that were in the running that might be quite shocking.

Although those The Hunt for Red October quotes show how impeccable the script was at capturing Clancy’s tense prose, there were issues in post production that could have derailed the film completely.

We celebrate the 25th anniversary of a classic and present 25 things about The Hunt for Red October that maybe you did not know!

Watch The Hunt for Red October online and after checking out our slideshow of fun facts, we bet you’ll look at the Jack Ryan first film a little differently.

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The Hunt for Red October Quotes

Captain Ramius: "... and the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home." Christopher Columbus.
Jack Ryan: Welcome to the New World, Captain.

[to himself] "Ryan, some things in here don't react well to bullets." Yeah, like me. I don't react well to bullets.

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