Scott Glenn is no stranger to the armed forces. When he was younger, he served as a marine in the United States Marine Corps. For his role as Commander Bart Mancuso in “The Hunt for Red October,” Glenn was able to return to the military — albeit this time with the United States Navy — by joining real-life Admiral Tom Fargo (who was then Commanding Officer) aboard the submarine, USS Salt Lake City.
In an interview on The Rich Eisen Show in December 2020, Glenn explained his preparation for his “Red October” role: “The research for that film was, for me, a lot of fun. I got to go out on a fast attack sub doing war games.” While aboard the vessel, Glenn paid special attention to Fargo. “While we were out on the boat, I watched the way that he dealt with his crew and decided rather than, you know, [using] whatever limited amount of talent I have, I should just steal the whole performance from him because he was perfect. Which I did.”