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During the summer holidays I viewed an engaging video titled 'The hunt for Red October'. The film is based on a novel, written by Tom Clancy, which I am currently reading.

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KPACHIBIN OKTABR! During the summer holidays I viewed an engaging video titled 'The hunt for Red October'. The film is based on a novel, written by Tom Clancy, which I am currently reading. Captain Marco Ramius is portrayed by the actor Sir. Sean Connery (who is known for numerous films including. James Bond and The Rock). The CIA writer, Dr. Jack Ryan, is portrayed by the actor Alec Baldwin. As the film begins the story line is suggested to be true, but denied by all officials. Here is an overview of all of the main parts of the film - from my point of view: Dr. Jack Ryan strolled into the central intelligence agency with his brief case in his hand, having just got off a tiresome flight from England. When he arrived in Admiral Greer's office he collected as cup of tea and sat down. They talked for a moment and sipped their tea. Then Ryan pulled some papers out from his brief case, and placed them on the table in front of the Admiral. ...read more.

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When they had finished with their orders, Ramius unexpectedly murders the Political officer and rang the doctor saying that the Officer had died by slipping in his tea and banging his head on the table on the way down. Ryan had by now found his friend and asked him what the doors were for. His friend had told him, after a little hesitation, that they were in fact a 'caterpillar drive' and that this was a magneto hydrodynamic propulsion system. If this worked the Russian sub.'scouldn't be detected by their defence systems or sonar array. Ramius was now on the bridge giving the order to engage the Caterpillar. Admiral Uri Bedoran , head of the soviet fleet, received a letter from Ramius telling him that he was planning to defect. Ryan told the Admiral Greer about the caterpillar to find that he already knew and also that he was to give a briefing on the sub., in five minutes. Whilst giving the briefing he found that the whole of the Russian Soviet fleet had been sent to find The Red October, and also that the Head of the fleet was Ramius' dead wife's farther. ...read more.

Conclusion

The crew abandon the ship, under orders, then the captain and his men dive again saying that they will attempt to scuttle the approaching ship. Ryan, the captain and a number of the crew go in a mini-sub, connect to the Red October and enter the sub., via a hatch on the top. There was a long, tense silence, broken by Ryan then Ramius. Ramius and his crew then request asylum and the captain grants their request. Suddenly a Russian torpedo whizzes past barely missing the outer shell. Then an unknown Russian spy shoots at the crew and heads toward the torpedo bay. The first officer is killed by one of the bullets. Ryan chases the spy, while the others try to avert the Russian missiles, and with the Dallas's help destroy the Russian sub., of which the captain is Tupalov, one of Ramius' students and friends. Ryan catches the spy and discovers that he is a cook, he also killed him to avert the destruction of the Sub. The Red October arrives in Maine, which is a beautiful last scene. Throughout the film the Russian anthem is played repeatedly, it is used to emphasize strong feelings in the viewer. I would rate the film at nine out of ten. ...read more.

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