Red Storm Rising
Red Storm Rising movie poster, 1992
Promotional poster
Directed by John McTiernan
Written by Tom Clancy
Based on Red Storm Rising
by Tom Clancy
Studio Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) May 8, 1992
Running time 132 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Red Storm Rising is a 1992 techno-thriller film based on the Tom Clancy novel of the same name. Set in Europe in the waning years of the Cold War - in the late-1980s - a terrorist attack on an oil depot deep in Soviet territory drains the USSR of oil and forces them to launch an all-out war against NATO and its allies to avoid economic concessions to the West, initiating the third world war.



  • Gary Cole as Colonel General Pavel Alekseyev
  • Bruce Greenwood as Commander Edward Morris
  • Alan Ruck as Commander Daniel X. McCafferty
  • Kiefer Sutherland as Sgt. 1st Class/2nd Lt. Terry Mackall
  • Christoph Waltz as Mikhail Sergetov
  • Michael Biehn as 1st Lt. Michael D. Edwards
  • Paul Giamatti as Lt. Cmdr. Robert A. Toland, III
  • William Fichtner as Sgt. James Smith
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Pvt. Garcia
  • Michael Peña as Pvt. Rogers
  • Milla Jovovich as Vigdis Agustdottir
  • Viggo Mortensen as Capt. Ivan Mikhailovich Sergetov
  • Lucy Liu as Maj. Amelia Nakamura