The Hunt for Red October ★★★½

the cut from Sean Connery hoping they don't get some American "buckaroo" to Alec Baldwin shitting his pants in a helicopter is very good. i liked everything that involved Courtney B. Vance being really good at sonar, Baldwin trying to figure out Connery's moves, and Connery being a sly little devil. the chess game there is fun but loses some of its weight at the end, then having to rely on the missiles and the maneuvers, which are "fun" but not as interesting. Sam Neill hoping he can live in Montana and get a pickup truck is lovely.