The Hunt for Red October
1990
**½
Director: John McTiernan
Cast: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones

The first and most famous Tom Clancy adaptation is a dry and militaristic drama about a mysterious Soviet super submarine. It’s well made but rarely captivating. Sean Connery is good as captain Ramius, though. Followed by other equally forgettable adaptations like Patriot Games, A Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears