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Here are some memorable quotes from "The Hunt for Red October".

Directed by John McTiernan, and written by Larry Ferguson (screenplay), "The Hunt for Red October" (also known as "Caccia a Ottobre Rosso", "Jagd auf 'Roter Oktober'", "Jagd auf roter Oktober") is an Action/Adventure/Thriller film, released on March 02 of 1990 in the USA , starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones and Joss Ackland.

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Capt. Marko Ramius
When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result, his men were well motivated.
It reminds me of the heady days of Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin when the world trembled at the sound of our rockets. Now they will tremble again - at the sound of our silence. The order is: engage the silent drive.
[Today is] a great day, comrades! We sail into history!

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin (Jack Ryan)

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Well, Sir, I was just thinking that perhaps there's another possibility we might consider. Raimus might be trying to defect.
I'm not an agent, I just write books for the CIA!
[Sarcastic-imitating Ramius] "Ryan, some things in here don't react well to bullets." Yeah, like me. I don't react well to bullets.

Richard Jordan
Richard Jordan (Dr. Jeffrey Pelt)
[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] 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?
[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.

Dialogues from "The Hunt for Red October"

Bill Steiner (Timothy Carhart)
→ Hey I think someone just shot a torpedo at us!

Capt. Bart Mancuso
→ No shit, Buckwheat, now get the hell out of here!

Dr. Jeffrey Pelt (Richard Jordan)
→ You slammed the door on the General pretty hard, didn't you?

Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin)
→ That was not my intention.

Dr. Jeffrey Pelt
→ Oh, yes, it was! He was patronizing you, and you stomped on him! And in my opinion, he deserved it!

Capt. Bart Mancuso
[Ramius comments in Russian to Borodin that Mancuso is a "buckaroo". Ryan laughs] What's so funny?

Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin)
→ Ah, the Captain seems to think you're some kind of... cowboy.

Captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery)
[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 Marko Ramius
[in English] It is.



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