The Hunt for Red October (1990) Poster


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Followed by 

Patriot Games (1992)

Edited into 

JAG: Silent Service (1999) (TV Episode)
Scenes from the film were used when Mac and Harm lowered by helicopter into the submarine.
Stealth Fighter (1999)
The shot of the Sub exploding under and above water
JAG: The Iron Coffin (2001) (TV Episode)
Various screens from the film are edited into the episode during submarine maneuvers.


The Hunt for Red October (1991) (Video Game)
This is a Super NES game based on the film.


The Enemy Below (1957)
The scenes in both films of the submarine sailors singing (with the enemy able to hear them) are similar.
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
The foreign languages spoken in both films convert to English upon a zoom in on the speaker (the prosecutor in Nuremberg and the political officer in Red October) after which all characters in court speak English.
Star Trek: Court Martial (1967) (TV Episode)
the aircraft carrier Enterprise's radio call sign is "Starbase"
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Jack Ryan says, "I'm not an agent, I just write books!"
Sheena (1984)
Mentioned by a submarine crewman.
Die Hard (1988)

Referenced in 

At the Movies: Miami Blues/Vital Signs/Lisa/Chattahoochee (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Miami Blues" review.
Saturday Night Live: Candice Bergen/The Notting Hillbillies (1990) (TV Episode)
Movie 'reviewed' by Wayne and Garth during Wayne's World.
Sean Connery: A BAFTA Tribute (1990) (TV Special)
The Search for Pink October (1990) (Video)
title reference
Cool Head: Episode #1.4 (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phil Cool, as Sean Connery
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.13 (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Clive Anderson
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)
It is playing at a movie theatre and on the marque as Dar and Ms. Trent drive by
Necessary Roughness (1991)
When Paul is looking for his room, a shot shows Sargie and Samurai fighting in their room. One wall has a poster of The Hunt for Red October (1990).
James Bond Jr.: Hunt for Red Star One (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Sneakers (1992)
Last Action Hero (1993)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: It's Red October. Hi Sean!
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
At the point during the scene when it goes slow-mo when Cortez talks to Escobedo, and the baseball passes Escobedo there is an obvious nod to Red October. After the scene picks up speed, they talk in English, much in the same way Ramius and Ivan Putin switch languages in Ramius's cabin after Putin reads the passage from the book.
Crimson Tide (1995)
Duke Nukem 3D (1996) (Video Game)
The Submarine in "Death Row"/"Toxic Dump"
Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996) (Video Game)
Seinfeld: The Frogger (1998) (TV Episode)
VHS seen in Jerry's apartment
The Simpsons: When You Dish Upon a Star (1998) (TV Episode)
refrenced in dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Blood Waters of Dr. Z (1999) (TV Episode)
"look at me I'm Red October"
The Big Day (1999)
same as #1
At the Movies: U-571/Love & Basketball/Joe Gould's Secret/Gossip/Pups (2000) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "U-571" review.
Stargate SG-1: Small Victories (2000) (TV Episode)
The Los Angeles class fast attack nuclear submarine USS Dallas featured in the film is used (by name only) in this episode to destroy the Russian submarine.
Phoenix Nights: Episode #1.2 (2001) (TV Episode)
Max says Sean Connery wears a wig in this film.
Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001) (Video Game)
Race to Space (2001)
Nearly-empty boardroom meeting between two major characters, mentioning that one of the characters is "expendable", etc.
Syphon Filter 3 (2001) (Video Game)
JAG: Enemy Below (2002) (TV Episode)
title mentioned; Sturgis Turner compares a rogue Russian submarine captain to Sean Connery and himself to Alec Baldwin
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Almost the entire opening sequence, from the Soviet naval uniforms to the first introduction of the "Capitain" (Santa).
Patriot Games: Up Close (2002) (TV Short)
Mentioned by writer.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Robert Downey Jr. mentions the unnecessary closeup on Tomas Arana in it
Serenity (2005)
Both movies feature a maneuver called "Crazy Ivan" that involves a sudden 180-degree turn.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.1 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Fred Thompson, Acting Senator" category
The Office: Booze Cruise (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Two and a Half Men: My Tongue Is Meat (2006) (TV Episode)
Alan tells Charlie he liked Alec Baldwin in that movie.
Savage Harvest 2: October Blood (2006) (Video)
VHS tape seen
Class of 3000: The Hunt for Red Blobtober (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Descent (2007)
"Red October, ruin your submarine" (song lyrics)
Planet Terror (2007)
The scene in which Tarantino's character - The Rapist - says "I seen me a stripper with one breast. And I seen me a stripper with twelve toes. I've even seen me a stripper with no brains at all, but I ain't never seen a one-legged stripper." is similar to the line said by screenwriter Larry Ferguson who plays Watson in "The Hunt for Red October", which goes "Y'know, I seen me a mermaid once. I even seen me a shark eat an octopus. But I ain't never seen no phantom Russian submarine."
Allemaal film: De gouden jaren (2007) (TV Episode)
Jeroen Krabbé mentions this film
Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007) (TV Episode)
the submarine and Connery's character appear
Team Fortress 2 (2007) (Video Game)
Heavy's achievment "Red Oktoberfest"
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Sizzling Shrimp (2007) (TV Episode)
Chuck mentions "The Hunt for Red October" and "White Nights" as examples of movies about people defecting.
NCIS: Chimera (2007) (TV Episode)
Tony also mentions how the cook was responsible in Hunt for Red October
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 3 (2007) (Video)
In "Date Nite", during the scene where Homestar and Strong Bad try to ruin Marzipan and The Cheat's date from a crude submarine in a river, Strong Bad yells, "Hunt for Red October!"
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (2008) (TV Movie)
"The Hunt for Red... Oh No, Here It Is"
The Amazing Race: You're Gonna Get Me Killed (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned numerous times in submarine challenge
Game Boys (2008)
Brenda says she had a game version of this film in her car for a while.
Bring Back... Star Trek (2009) (TV Movie)
Collins refers to his search for Walter Koenig as his own 'hunt for Red October'
Cleanflix (2009)
DVD cover
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) (Video Game)
SSN "Dallas" is featured as the submarine which launches the backup team during the oil rig mission.
The True Story: The Hunt for Red October (2009) (TV Episode)
Documentary about the inspirations behind the screenplay
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.87 (2010) (TV Episode)
The Jack Ryan film series is included in a $7,500 question
The Big C: Taking Lumps (2010) (TV Episode)
VHS tape seen
NCIS: Freedom (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo
Awkward.: The Scarlet Eye (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Alyce Kills (2011)
Mentioned during the Vagina Game
Phelous & the Movies: Phoctoplus (2012) (TV Episode)
"Captain, we found Red October."
Mass Effect 3 (2012) (Video Game)
Joker mentions the Normandy's stealth drive being effective "As long as we don't start singing the Russian National Anthem"
Sir Billi (2012)
Connery's character commenting that the sub reminds him of another adventure.
Eureka: In Too Deep (2012) (TV Episode)
Allison tells Jack, "This is a marine lab, not the Red October" when Jack suggests firing torpedos.
Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec mentions the movie by name.
MovieBerto: La caza del Octubre Rojo (2014) (TV Episode)
Discussed film of the episode
Suburgatory: The Ballad of Piggy Duckworth (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Life Is Strange (2015) (Video Game)
A submarine leaflet with the tagline: "The Hunt for the Real October" was seen in episode 5.
Raised by Wolves: Hand Jam (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Germaine
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Pharrell Williams/Oscar Isaac/Delta Rae (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth says that "Ten Things I Hate About U-Boats", "I Know What U-Boats Did Last October" and "I Now Pronounce U-Boats Chuck and Larry" were among the working titles
Nostalgia Critic: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
Fury Road scored just above this movie on RT
Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Goodman/Joanna Newsom/Matt Cameron (2016) (TV Episode)
In the segment A Closer Look, Seth mentions spoof titles that were considered for the segment, including "The Hunt for Orange November"
Traceroute (2016)
mentioned by name
The Simpsons: Dad Behavior (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Homer
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Land Time Forgot (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "The Hunt for Murky October"
Half in the Bag: Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions this when trying to remember one of Taika Waititi's films
Star Trek: The Mirror Frontier (2017) (Short)
It is referenced.
Megalodon (2018) (TV Movie)
Jameson calls Ivanov 'Red October'.
BoJack Horseman: Planned Obsolescence (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mr. Peanutbutter.
Take the Tower: Episode #1.6 (2018) (TV Episode)
Color guessing challenge.
The Alec Baldwin Show: Mike Myers, Cecile Richards (2018) (TV Episode)
Alec Baldwin says his mother thinks this film is called 'The Search for Black November'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Lords of the Deep (2018) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "Jim Henson's Hunt for Red October Babies"
Shameless: The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Alibi (2019) (TV Episode)
Kelly says it's her favorite submarine movie
The Cinema Snob: 1941 (2019) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
Lords of the Night: Scribe and Money Show: 2019.03.02 (2019) (TV Episode)
Someone in chat asks about the movie.
You're the Worst: Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Sunday Funday (2019) (TV Episode)
Gretchen suggests the movie Vernon was watching when Paul was sleeping with Becca was "A Hunt for Red Cucktober"


Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)
The fireball of a crippled plane into the aircraft carrier deck was used as a F-14 Tomcat crashing into the aircraft carrier. It's actual footage of a test flight of an F9F Panther crashing onto the USS Midway in 1951. The pilot survived.

Featured in 

Sean Connery: A BAFTA Tribute (1990) (TV Special)
Submarines: Sharks of Steel (1993)
Shows clip(s) from
At the Movies: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
CinéMagique (2002) (Short)
Sean Connery looking through the periscope at Martin Short
Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'The Hunt for Red October' (2003) (Video)
movie clips, production materials, and interviews
Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly (2005) (TV Episode)
A clip from the film is shown.
Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II (2005) (TV Episode)
A clip from the film is shown.
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Sean Connery.
30 Rock: Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001 (2009) (TV Episode)
A shot of young Alec Baldwin is shown on the HD Camera monitor
WatchMojo: Top 10 Roles Recast with Different Actors (2015) (TV Episode)
Jack Ryan is #3.
Seriesly: From Russia with Love (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Worst Casting Choices (2015) (TV Episode)
Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius gets a dishonorable mention.
Lost in Adaptation: The Hunt for the Red October (2016) (TV Episode)
Review of the film
Lost in Adaptation: Dagon (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movies That Needed More Action (2016) (TV Episode)
The Hunt for Red October is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Where the Hero and Villain Never Meet (2016) (TV Episode)
The Hunt for Red October is #6.

Spoofed in 

Cool Head: Episode #1.3 (1991) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Hunt for Red October sketch
Going Under (1991)
EcoQuest 1: The Search for Cetus (1991) (Video Game)
One of the books in Erroneous' library is called "The Hunt for Red Octopus".
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
submarine footage and on-screen text of opening sequence
Clarissa Explains It All: Dear Clarissa (1994) (TV Episode)
A scene called "The Hunt for Alice B. Talking" is a spoof of "The Hunt for Red October"
Pearl Harbor II: Pearlmageddon (2001) (Short)
in the boardroom scene when the admiral get up, hes spoofing sean connery from the movie "hunt for red october"
American Dad!: Escape from Pearl Bailey (2008) (TV Episode)
Toshi screams "Bastard, you've killed us!" just like Capt. Tupolev does in the movie
Robot Chicken: Due to Constraints of Time and Budget (2009) (TV Episode)
During the Yellow Submarine parody
Big Tits in Uniform: The Cunt for Red October (2011) (TV Episode)
Porn spoof.
Theodore Tugboat: Theodore and the Hunt for Northumberland (TV Episode)
Similar title, similar plot of a submarine hiding among underwater canyons to avoid detection.

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