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!


[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.

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?

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.

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

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.

...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.

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.

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

Bill Steiner: Hey I think someone just shot a torpedo at us!
Capt. Bart Mancuso: No shit, Buckwheat, now get the hell out of here!

Capt. Bart Mancuso: [Ramius comments in Russian to Borodin that Mancuso is a "buckaroo". Ryan laughs] What's so funny?
Jack Ryan: Ah, the Captain seems to think you're some kind of... cowboy.
Captain Ramius: [in Russian] You speak Russian.
Jack Ryan: [in Russian] A little. It is wise to study the ways of ones adversary. Don't you think?
Captain Ramius: [in English] It is.