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The Best Quotes From 'The Hunt for Red October'

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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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jack Ryan: Where are we going, anyway?
    Admiral James Greer: Briefing for Jeffrey Pelt, the President's National Security Advisor. Most of the Joint Chiefs will be there, along with a few other people.
    Jack Ryan: Who's giving the briefing?
    Admiral James Greer: You are.
  • Jeffrey Pelt: You slammed the door on the General pretty hard, Jack.
    Jack Ryan: That was not my intention, sir.
    Jeffrey Pelt: Oh, yes, it was! He was patronizing you, and you stomped on him! And in my opinion, he deserved it!