Captain Marko Ramius of the submarine Red October has a plan and the plot of the movie circles around his intentions. Does he plan to defect from the then-Soviet Union to the United States, or does he plan to get close enough to the U.S. in order to deploy missiles at the country?
The movie has a bit of a James Bond feel to it and interestingly enough, Sean Connery plays Captain Ramius. Alec Baldwin plays Jack Ryan, the only man who seems to believe that Ramius truly intends to defect to the United States. With a saboteur on board the Red October, the plot climaxes with a revelation of intent and some great action sequences. However, the movie is peppered with strong language, and we cannot award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film.