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Talk:The Hunt for Red October

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When does this movie take place?-Oliveira 13:36, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

The book was set in 1984. I guess the movie must be, too. -MT2008
I could swear that the movie took place in the Early or Mid 1960s. I guess i was wrong.-Oliveira 14:28, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
Definitely not. The Red October is a Typhoon-class nuclear sub, and the first of those were commissioned by the USSR in the early-1980s. Then there's the scene at the end where an SH-60B Seahawk is used in ASW activities - the Seahawk design also dates from the late-70s/early-80s (the first were brought into service around '84-'85, so if this movie is set in 1984, their use may be a tad bit anachronistic, though not much). Not to mention that the cars, computers, phones, and other stuff seen in this film are definitely from the 80s. -MT2008
Another clue as to the timeframe of the movie is a line the Red October's doctor, Lt. Yevgeniy Petrov (Tim Curry) made when he and the other officers are eating; "where did he learn how to cook, Afghanistan?".
Shit. I think there is another Tom Clancy Cold War book that was turned into a movie that was set during the 1960s. I but read the plot of most of his books in Wikipedia and it seens that all of his Cold War books are set in the 1980s.-Oliveira 15:30, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
The opening scenes from The Sum of All Fears was set during the Yom Kippur War in the early 1970's. Other than that, most of the films and video games based on his work that I know of have been set in the timeframe of the 1980's to the present. Orca1 9904 21:17, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
Without Remorse is set during the Vietnam War. That's the only one I recall off the top of my head not set in either the present day (meaning, present day when he wrote it) or the near-future. Clancy is a technophile and a military hardware geek, so I imagine he would have trouble forcing himself to write a novel where he couldn't go into infinite detail about the latest $100 million fighters or the newest spy satellite being used by the CIA. -MT2008
Well, since he is a military geek i assume he shouln't have a problem with going into John Ross-style detail about the guns and military equipment. I mean, i consider myself a Vietnam War geek so i could do something like that. But thanks for the help.-Oliveira 16:34, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Jones gun

It's difficult to see but Jones gun has a "ring" hammer. The article says the gun he is using is a Colt Mk IV Series 70. Did the MK IV have a ring hammer? Dudester32 (talk) 13:36, 18 June 2015 (EDT)

Jones with his gun

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