The Best Quotes From 'The Hunt for Red October'

The Hunt for Red October quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. These are some of the best quotes from the thriller The Hunt for Red October as determined by you and your votes. In this story, a Soviet naval captain and his crew aim to defect aboard the Soviet Navy's Red October, a Typhoon-class submarine featuring stealth propulsion. Released on March 2, 1990, the tagline for the blockbuster was "The hunt is on." The Hunt for Red October starred Sean Connery as Marco Ramius, Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan, and Scott Glenn as Bart Mancuso.

What are the best The Hunt for Red October quotes? Do you like Jack Ryan's imitation of Ramius, "'Ryan, some things in here don't react well to bullets.' Yeah, like me. I don't react well to bullets"? Or do you like some of the lesser known lines from the film? Let it be known. Vote for your top The Hunt for Red October quotes and watch them rise to the top of the list.


  • Turbulence
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    Turbulence

    Flight Attendant: The flight will go much faster if you do try to get some sleep.
    Ryan: I don't sleep on planes. Turbulence.
    Flight Attendant: Pardon?
    Ryan: Solar radiation heats the earth's crust, warm air rises, cool air descends: turbulence. I don't like that.
    Flight Attendant: Oh. Well, try to get some sleep anyway.
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    Being A Communist

    Putin: (reading, in Russian) "Behold, I am coming as a thief... and he gathered them all together in a place called Armageddon... (English) and the Seventh Angel poured forth his bowl into the air, and a voice cried out from Heaven, saying, "It is done!" A man of your responsibilities reading about the end of the world? And what's this? "I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
    Ramius: It is an ancient Hindu text, quoted by an American.
    Putin: An American?
    Ramius: Mmm. He invented the atomic bomb. He was later accused of being a communist.
  • These Door, Sir
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    These Door, Sir

    Admiral James Greer: [looking at photographs of Red October] What are these doors?
    Jack Ryan: Those doors, sir, are the problem. I-I don't know what they are, neither do the British. Perhaps our friends in Murmansk have come up with something new.
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    A Marine Mammal

    Seaman Jones: [teaching Beaumont] Hear it now?
    Beaumont: [resigned] No.
    Seaman Jones: Beaumont, at Caltech we used to do this in our sleep! You hear it now?
    Beaumont: Wait a minute...
    Seaman Jones: Uh oh...
    Beaumont: Buried in the surface clutter...
    Seaman Jones: Yeeeesssss?
    Beaumont: I should go to SAPS?
    Seaman Jones: Correct! Seaman Beaumont, Signal Algorithmic Processing System. Give it a week and you'll be teaching at Caltech. So, like Beethoven on the computer, you have labored to produce... [dot matrix printer rattles] ...a biologic.
    Beaumont: A what?
    Seaman Jones: A whale, Seaman Beaumont, a whale. A marine mammal that knows a hell of a lot more about sonar, than you do.
  • I Will Need Two Wives
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    I Will Need Two Wives

    Capt. Vasili Borodin: I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have a pickup truck... maybe even a "recreational vehicle." And drive from state to state. Do they let you do that?
    Captain Ramius: Oh, yes.
    Capt. Vasili Borodin: No papers?
    Captain Ramius: No papers, state to state.
    Capt. Vasili Borodin: Well then, in winter I will live in... Arizona. Actually, I think I will need two wives.
    Captain Ramius: Oh, at least.
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    The Catch Is

    Seaman Jones: Conn, sonar! Crazy Ivan!
    Capt. Bart Mancuso: All stop! Quick quiet!
    [the ships engines are shut down completely]
    Beaumont: What's goin' on?
    Seaman Jones: Russian captains sometime turn suddenly to see if anyone's behind them. We call it "Crazy Ivan." The only thing you can do is go dead, shut everything down and make like a hole in the water.
    Beaumont: So what's the catch?
    Seaman Jones: The catch is, a boat this big doesn't exactly stop on a dime... and if we're too close, we'll drift right into the back of him.