Jack Ryan: [to himself, imitating Ramius] “Ryan, some things in here don’t react well to bullets.” Yeah, like me. I don’t react well to bullets.
One of Tom Clancy’s top selling books about a Russian wanting to defect to the US. This is a great adventure movie featuring some top notch actors in the mix.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film and Basil Poledouris does an excellent job with the scoring of the film. Also some of the actors in the film, you don’t expect to survive, do.
Here is the basic plot…Based on the popular Tom Clancy novel, this suspenseful movie tracks Soviet submarine captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery) as he abandons his orders and heads for the east coast of the United States. Equipped with innovative stealth technology, Ramius’ submarine, “Red October,” is virtually invisible. However, when an American sub briefly detects the Russians’ presence, CIA agent Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) sets out to determine Ramius’ motives, fearing he may launch an attack on the U.S.
The film was directed by John McTiernan who directed films such as Die Hard, Predator, Last Action Hero, and many others. The score of course is done by Basil Poledouris who has done a wide range of films like Conan the Barbarian, Cherry 2000 and some others of note.
Many of the actors include Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, James Earl Jones, Tim Curry, Sam Neill, Stellen Skarsgard, and Jeffrey Jones.
You can find the score on Amazon.
Would you like some clips?
Here you go…
The Soundtrack Suite
Well that’s all for today, look forward to next week when I bring you Back to the Future III. See you then and Happy Listening!