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20 facts you might not know about 'The Hunt for Red October'

By Chris Morgan of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 21: The Hunt for Red October is an adaptation of a Tom Clancy novel by the same name. It is the first of many entertainment entities focused on the character of Jack Ryan. However, the CIA analyst character was actually making his debut in the 1984 novel as well, as that was the first published novel for Clancy, who went on to have quite a prolific career.

The story is a debut in more ways than one

The Hunt for Red October is an adaptation of a Tom Clancy novel by the same name. It is the first of many entertainment entities focused on the character of Jack Ryan. However, the CIA analyst character was actually making his debut in the 1984 novel as well, as that was the first published novel for Clancy, who went on to have quite a prolific career.

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