The Hunt For Red October, which I'd been quoting to him most of his life. So Dr Desert Flower downloaded it for $5 from Amazon, and we watched this classic together one night. It's one of my favorite movies of all time, well written, well acted, with a plot that makes you think and keeps you guessing. Connery as a Russian Submarine Captain (with a Scottish Accent) was initially hard to believe, but as my friend Knucklesplitter is found of saying, in a perfect Connery accent: "how many dragons do you know?"
Some of the choice HFRO quotes are below:
Jack Ryan: I can never sleep on a plane. Turbulence.
Flight Attendant: Pardon?
Jack Ryan: Turbulence. Solar radiation heats the Earth's crust, warm air rises, cold air descends - turbulence. I, I don't like that.
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.
Adm. Painter: What's his plan?
Jack Ryan: His plan?
Adm. Painter: Russians don't take a dump, son, without a plan.
Capt. Bart Mancuso: That's all right, Mr Ryan. My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on Playmate of the Month.
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.
Captain Ramius: When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his men were well motivated.
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.
Captain Ramius: We must give this American a wide berth.
Capt. Vasili Borodin: I would like to have seen Montana.
Captain Ramius: Right now, Captain Tupolev is removing the safety features on all his weapons. He won't make the same mistake twice.
Capt. Bart Mancuso: Combat tactics, Mr. Ryan. By turning into the torpedo, the captain closed the distance before it could arm itself.
Andrei Bonovia: You arrogant ass. You've killed *us*!
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