The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October quotes

53 total quotes (ID: 762)

Capt. Bart Mancuso
Capt. Marko Ramius
Dr. Jeffrey Pelt
Jack Ryan
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[imitating the Admiral] "The average Rooskie, son, don't take a dump without a plan." Wait a minute. We don't have to figure out how to get the crew off the sub. He's already done that, he would have had to. All we gotta do is figure out what he's gonna do. So how's he gonna get the crew of the sub. They have to want to get off. How do you get a crew to want to get off a submarine? How do you get a crew to want to get off a nuclear sub...


I'm not an agent, I just write books for the CIA.

[to himself] Next time, Jack, write a damn memo.

My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on playmate of the month.

The hard part about playing chicken is knowin' when to flinch.

[to the Soviet Ambassador] It would be well for your government to consider that having your ships and ours, your aircraft and ours, in such proximity... is inherently DANGEROUS. Wars have begun that way, Mr. Ambassador.

[to Ryan] Listen, I'm a politician which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm stealing their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open.

[to Ryan] I'll give you three days to prove your theory correct. After that... we'll have to hunt down Ramius and destroy him. Will you do it?

Ambassador Lysenko: It seems that the initial reports that one of our submarines was missing were not completely accurate. The submarine in question... is commanded by Captain Marko Ramius. Apparently he's suffered a kind of mental or nervous break down. Just before he sailed, he posted a letter to Admiral Yuri Padorin, in which he announced his intention to, to fire his missiles on the United States.

Watson: Y'know, I seen me a mermaid once. I even seen me a shark eat an octopus. But I ain't never seen no phantom Russian submarine.

Capt. 2nd Rank Vasily Borodin: [as he's dying] I would have liked to have seen Montana!

Admiral Josh Painter: [after running up to the USS Enterprise flight deck to survey an F-14 crash scene] This business will get out of control! It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it!

Captain Tupolev: We're going to kill a friend, Yvgeni. We're going to kill Ramius.

Andrei Bonovia: [to Captain Tupolov] You arrogant ass! You've killed us!

Admiral Josh Painter: Russians don't take a dump without a plan. And senior captains don't start something this dangerous without having thought the matter through.