The cook's assistant is a KGB informer. He kills Borodin. Jack Ryan kills the informer. The Red October safely gets to America. Ramius reveals he defected to stop the Soviets using Red October to potentially start a nuclear war.
Factual error: Aboard the aircraft carrier, there is a closed-circuit TV that shows the operations on the flight deck. At one point, a gull-gray F-14 Tomcat, in obvious distress, comes in for a landing. The camera cuts away from the TV to Ryan's face, and the cuts back to the TV. All of a sudden, the plane crashing is no longer an F-14, but an old Korean War-era fighter (F-9F Panther of VF-21), colored the dark blue the Navy stopped using in the 1950s. The director chose to insert a piece of stock footage from George Duncan's crash on the deck of USS Midway (CV-41) on July 23rd, 1951 rather than build a model F-14 to crash for an otherwise unimportant scene.
Admiral Josh Painter: This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.
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