Captain Ramius Quotes in The Hunt for Red October (1990)


Captain Ramius Quotes:

  • [last lines]

    Captain Ramius: "... and the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home." Christopher Columbus.

    Jack Ryan: Welcome to the New World, Captain.

  • 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: [spoken "You parle ruski"] 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.

  • Captain Ramius: Re-verify our range to target... one ping only.

    Capt. Vasili Borodin: Captain, I - I - I just...

    Captain Ramius: Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please.

    Capt. Vasili Borodin: Aye, Captain.

  • 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: I suppose.

    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.

  • Captain Ramius: 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.

  • Captain Ramius: Once more, we play our dangerous game, a game of chess against our old adversary - The American Navy. For forty years, your fathers before you and your older brothers played this game and played it well. But today the game is different. We have the advantage.

  • Captain Ramius: We will pass through the American patrols, past their sonar nets, and lay off their largest city, and listen to their rock and roll... while we conduct missile drills.

  • Captain Ramius: I miss the peace of fishing like when I was a boy. Forty years I've been at sea. A war at sea. A war with no battles, no monuments... only casualties. I widowed her the day I married her. My wife died while I was at sea, you know.

  • Captain Ramius: You're afraid of our fleet. Well, you should be. Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?

  • Captain Ramius: When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his men were well motivated.

  • [a torpedo is racing toward them]

    Capt. Vasili Borodin: Torpedo impact, 20 seconds.

    Captain Ramius: [to Ryan] What books?

    Jack Ryan: Pardon me?

    Captain Ramius: What books did you write?

    Jack Ryan: I wrote a biography of, of Admiral Halsey, called "The Fighting Sailor", about, uh, naval combat tactics...

    Captain Ramius: I know this book!

    Capt. Vasili Borodin: Torpedo impact...

    Captain Ramius: Your conclusions were all wrong, Ryan...

    Capt. Vasili Borodin: ...10 seconds.

    Captain Ramius: ...Halsey acted stupidly.

  • Dr. Petrov: [Ramius has taken the Political officers Missile key and kept it] Sir! The reason for having two keys is so that no one man may...

    Captain Ramius: May what, Doctor?

    Dr. Petrov: Arm the missiles Captain.

    Captain Ramius: Mmm, thank you for your concern Doctor

  • Captain Ramius: You will go with the men in the life rafts. The officers and I will submerge beneath you, and scuttle the ship.

    Dr. Petrov: You will receive the Order of Lenin for this Captain!

  • Poltical Officer Ivan Putin: [Discussing Captain Tupolev] He was your student. It is rumoured that he has a special place in his heart for you.

    Captain Ramius: There is little room in Tupolev's heart for anyone but Tupolev.

  • Captain Ramius: Ryan, sit here.

    Jack Ryan: I'm not a Naval officer! I'm with the CIA!

    Captain Ramius: CIA?

    Jack Ryan: I'm not an agent, I just write books for the CIA!

    Captain Ramius: Whatever. Sit here and do exactly what I tell you.

  • Jack Ryan: [after a torpedo broke up harmlessly on the Red October's hull] What just happened?

    Capt. Bart Mancuso: Combat tactics, Mr. Ryan. Ramius closed the gap before the torpedo could arm itself.

    Jack Ryan: So that's it?

    Captain Ramius: Not quite. Right now, Tupolev is disarming all safety measures so that the next torpedo will arm immediately. He won't make the same mistake twice.

  • [Shootout in the missile room]

    Captain Ramius: Hey, Ryan, be careful what you shoot at. Most things in here don't react too well to bullets.

    Jack Ryan: Right.

    [Moves closer to enemy, who fires several shots at him]

    Jack Ryan: *I* have to be careful what *I* shoot at?

  • Captain Ramius: A great day comrades, we sail into history!

  • Poltical Officer Ivan Putin: [Reading from a book belonging to Ramius, quoting the Bible] And the seventh angel poured his bowl into the air, and a voice cried out from heaven, saying: "It is done." A man with your responsibilities reading about the end of the world. And what's this? "I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds."

    Captain Ramius: It is an ancient Hindu text, quoted by an American.

    Poltical Officer Ivan Putin: An American?

    Captain Ramius: Mmm. He invented the atomic bomb, and was later accused of being a communist.

  • Captain Ramius: [to the Political Officer, as he gasps for air on the floor after his neck broken] Where I am going, you cannot follow.

  • Captain Ramius: Let them sing.

  • Captain Ramius: Battle stations!

  • Captain Ramius: There's one thing you haven't yet asked me: why?

    Jack Ryan: Well, I thought you would tell me when you felt ready.

    Captain Ramius: Well, there are those who believe that we should attack the United States first. Settle everything in one moment. Red October was built for that purpose.

  • Captain Ramius: Steer right until this reads three one five.

    Capt. Bart Mancuso: [to Ryan] No, that's wrong! Don't turn that goddamn wheel!

    Captain Ramius: [Ryan looks back over at him] Three one five.

  • Capt. Bart Mancuso: You're turning into the torpedo's path.

    Captain Ramius: Yes.

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