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
Multiple Characters


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!


Admiral James Greer: That torpedo didn't self-destruct, you heard it hit the hull and I... was never here.

[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.

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.

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

Skip Tyler: When I was twelve, I helped my Daddy build a bomb shelter in our basement, because some damn fool parked a dozen warheads ninety miles off the coast of Florida. This thing could park a coupla' hundred warheads in New York harbor and no-one would know anything about it until it was all over.

Ambassador Andrei Lysenko: There is another matter... one I'm reluctant to...
Dr. Jeffrey Pelt: Please.
Ambassador Andrei Lysenko: One of our submarines, an Alfa, was last reported in the area of the Grand Banks. We have not heard from her for some time.
Dr. Jeffrey Pelt: Andrei, you've lost another submarine?

...the only sound they will hear is our laughter, while we sail to Havana, where the sun is warm, and so is the...comradeship.

Sonarman 2nd Class Ronald Jones: Conn, Sonar! Crazy Ivan!!!

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.

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

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.

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.

Admiral James Greer: I told you to speak your mind Jack, but Jesus!

[Jack is being ferried to the Enterprise disguised as a Navy officer - a storm batters at the airplane]
Helicopter Pilot [shouting amiably over the engines] So you don't like flyin', huh? This is nothin'! You shoulda been with us five, six months back! Whoa, talk about puke! We ran into a hailstorm over the Sea of Japan! Everyone was retchin' his guts out! The pilot shot his lunch all over the windshield, and I barfed on the radio - knocked it right out! It wasn't that lightweight stuff, either, it was that chunky, industrial-weight puke! [proferring a candy bar] Wanna bite?
Jack Ryan: [through clenched teeth] Next time you get a bright idea, Jack, put it in a memo!