The year is 1990. The Cold War is in full swing, and the threat of thermonuclear world war is ever present. The Soviet Union is…wait…what? Oh the Berlin Wall came down last year? And the Soviet Union is rapidly dissolving? The Iron Curtain is being lifted? Ok then…
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The year is 1984. The Cold war is in full swing, and the threat of thermonuclear world war is ever present. The Soviet Union is eagerly deploying a new submarine technology that could tip the delicate balance of power.
Under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the new Typhoon-Class nuclear submarine Red October is headed straight for the East Coast of the United States. Is he a madman bent on triggering World War 3? Or is he trying to stop this Cold War from turning Hot?
It’s up to reluctant yet dashing hero, CIA analyst Jack Ryan in his first cinematic iteration, to throw himself into harms way and discover Ramius’ true intentions in the midst of a nuclear game of cat-and-mouse between the US and the USSR.
Strap in for a deep dive with us into this 90s techno-thriller from acclaimed director John McTiernan, and let’s see how it holds up!
30 Rock clip mentioned in the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoXfQupV5n8
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