History Film / TheHuntForRedOctober

10th Sep '17 8:16:54 AM YT45
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-->'''NSA Jeffrey Pelt:''' Prudence demands that we deploy our forces as well! Have you considered that having your ships and our, your aircraft and ours, in such proximity is ''inherently dangerous?'' ''Wars'' have begun that way!
-->'''RADM Josh Painter:''' If this gets out of hand, we're gonna find ourselves in the biggest naval battle since Jutland.
-->'''RADM Josh Painter:''' ''This business will get out of control! It'll get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it!''
10th Sep '17 8:04:19 AM YT45
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** Captain Mancuso proves extremely competent and professional in everything he has to do, no matter how unusual. The "cowboy" joke is only in reference to his [[CrazyPrepared insistence on the boarding party being armed]], which turns out to be a pretty good idea after all, due to a twist Ryan failed to see coming.
6th Aug '17 11:17:49 PM SnowHesher
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It's a UsefulNotes/ColdWar tale of the fictional [[CoolBoat "Typhoon" class missile submarine]] ''Krasniy Oktyabr'' ("Red October"). The sub has an [[SovietSuperscience experimental magnetohydrodynamic propulsion system]] (more easily referred to as Caterpillar Drive), which allows it to run more quietly than any other ship at sea; effectively making it nigh-invisible to SONAR detection. On its first deployment, Captain Marko Ramius murders his political officer, taking his [[TwoKeyedLock set of keys]] for the ''October'''s nuclear missiles. Conspiring with his senior officers, Ramius notifies his crew that they will be testing the ship by evading both the U.S. and Soviet navies to reach the eastern coast of the United States itself...

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It's a UsefulNotes/ColdWar tale of the fictional [[CoolBoat "Typhoon" class missile submarine]] ''Krasniy Oktyabr'' ("Red October"). The sub has an [[SovietSuperscience experimental magnetohydrodynamic propulsion system]] (more easily referred to as Caterpillar Drive), which allows it to run more quietly than any other ship at sea; effectively making it nigh-invisible to (passive) SONAR detection. On its first deployment, Captain Marko Ramius murders his political officer, taking his [[TwoKeyedLock set of keys]] for the ''October'''s nuclear missiles. Conspiring with his senior officers, Ramius notifies his crew that they will be testing the ship by evading both the U.S. and Soviet navies to reach the eastern coast of the United States itself...
5th Aug '17 6:43:33 AM fgenzo159
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''The Hunt for Red October'' is a 1990 film adaptation of [[Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober the novel of the same name]], directed by Creator/JohnMcTiernan. It stars Creator/SeanConnery, playing the Lithuanian captain Marko Ramius, and Creator/AlecBaldwin, playing Jack Ryan. It is the first film in the Jack Ryan Trilogy (the second of which is Film/PatriotGames, and the third is Film/ClearAndPresentDanger).

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''The Hunt for Red October'' is a 1990 film adaptation of [[Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober the novel of the same name]], directed by Creator/JohnMcTiernan. It stars Creator/SeanConnery, playing the Lithuanian captain Marko Ramius, and Creator/AlecBaldwin, playing Jack Ryan. It is the first film in the Jack Ryan Trilogy (the second of which is Film/PatriotGames, ''Film/PatriotGames'', and the third is Film/ClearAndPresentDanger).
''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'').
4th Aug '17 11:53:21 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: Pelt gives Ryan three days to prove that Ramius is defecting.



* YouHave48Hours: Pelt gives Ryan three days to prove that Ramius is defecting.
1st Aug '17 7:13:25 AM YT45
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* EvilIsNotWellLit: The Soviet subs have a lot more shadows and subdued lighting than the ''Dallas''. Once Ramius completes his defection the radiation warning lights in the ''October'''s command centre are left on, resulting in it being considerably brighter, while ''Dallas'''s soft white lights switch to a harsher red when the American sub goes to battle stations.

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* EvilIsNotWellLit: The Soviet subs have a lot more shadows and subdued lighting than the ''Dallas''. Once Ramius completes his defection the radiation warning lights in the ''October'''s command centre control room are left on, resulting in it being considerably brighter, while ''Dallas'''s the soft white lights of ''Dallas'' switch to a harsher red when the American sub goes to battle stations.
1st Aug '17 7:09:55 AM YT45
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--> '''Seaman Jones:''' COB, we don't have time for fish stories, okay? I was right in the middle of teaching Seaman Beaumont here the intricacies of modern sonar--\\

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--> '''Seaman '''Sonarman Jones:''' COB, we don't have time for fish stories, okay? I was right in the middle of teaching Seaman Beaumont here the intricacies of modern sonar--\\



** Seaman Beaumont early on. Seaman Jones is able to deliver quite a bit of exposition to the audience while training him.

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** Seaman Beaumont early on. Seaman Sonarman Jones is able to deliver quite a bit of exposition to the audience while training him.



'''Seaman Jones''': [[HyperAwareness Pitch is too high]]. [[OhCrap The torpedo's]] ''[[OhCrap Russian]]''.

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'''Seaman '''Sonarman Jones''': [[HyperAwareness Pitch is too high]]. [[OhCrap The torpedo's]] ''[[OhCrap Russian]]''.



-->'''Slavin:''' ''If'' the map is accurate enough…

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-->'''Slavin:''' -->'''Yuri:''' ''If'' the map is accurate enough…



* BatmanGambit: [[ArmorPiercingQuestion "How do you get a crew to want to get off a submarine? How do you get a crew to want to get off a]] ''[[ArmorPiercingQuestion nuclear]]'' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion subma--...?"]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[ArmorPiercingQuestion "How do you get a crew to want to get off a submarine? How do you get a crew to want to get off a]] ''[[ArmorPiercingQuestion ''[[EurekaMoment nuclear]]'' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion subma--...?"]]



* BloodlessCarnage: Ryan, armed with Mancuso's pistol, tracks down and corners the GRU mole on the Red October, just as the mole is about to rig one of the torpedos to blow. [[spoiler:Ryan is no more than a couple of feet away from the mole when he fires, yet all we see happen to the mole is his body jerk backwards and his hair blown askew.]]

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* BloodlessCarnage: Ryan, armed with Mancuso's pistol, the .45 Mancuso had earlier insisted he bring, tracks down and corners the GRU mole on the Red October, just as the mole is about to rig one of the torpedos to blow. [[spoiler:Ryan is no more than a couple of feet away from the mole when he fires, yet all we see happen to the mole is his body jerk backwards and his hair blown askew.]]



* ComingInHot: With the aid of [[JustPlaneWrong anachronistic]] StockFootage and EjectEjectEject instruction heard from the tower, an ''Enterprise'' air wing aircraft is shown coming in damaged from a scrap between American and Soviet aircraft.

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* ComingInHot: With the aid of [[JustPlaneWrong anachronistic]] StockFootage and EjectEjectEject instruction heard from the tower, an ''Enterprise'' air wing aircraft F-14 Tomcat is shown coming in damaged from a scrap between American and collision with a Soviet aircraft.bomber that came too close to the carrier battle group.
-->'''Captain Charlie Davenport:''' ''Bear Foxtrot got too close to the battle group. One of the [=F-14s=] tried to crowd him off-course and they bumped. Now he's got stabilator damage and he's leaking hydraulic fluid. We're not sure he can make it back to the ship. Water's too cold to eject.''



* EveryoneKnowsMorse: Mancuso sends Morse messages to Ramius (watching by periscope) with a light blinker, asking for an active sonar ping to signal Ramius' agreement. It's at least discussed, as Mancuso says, "My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playmate of the Month]]."
* EvilIsNotWellLit: The Soviet subs have a lot more shadows and subdued lighting than the ''Dallas''. Once Ramius completes his defection the radiation warning lights in the ''October'''s command centre are left on, resulting in it being considerably brighter.

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* EveryoneKnowsMorse: Mancuso sends Morse messages to Ramius (watching by periscope) with a light blinker, asking for an active sonar ping to signal Ramius' agreement. It's Though justified, as all naval personnel are expected to be able to read and send at least basic signals, it gets discussed, as Mancuso says, "My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playmate of the Month]]."
* EvilIsNotWellLit: The Soviet subs have a lot more shadows and subdued lighting than the ''Dallas''. Once Ramius completes his defection the radiation warning lights in the ''October'''s command centre are left on, resulting in it being considerably brighter.brighter, while ''Dallas'''s soft white lights switch to a harsher red when the American sub goes to battle stations.



* ExpospeakGag: Teaching Beaumont to use the sonar, Seaman Jones describes the contact he's found as a "biologic":

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* ExpospeakGag: Teaching Beaumont to use the sonar, Seaman Sonarman Jones describes the contact he's found as a "biologic":



** [[spoiler:Borodin [[TakingTheBullet takes a bullet]] from the saboteur. The saboteur himself, for that matter.]]

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** [[spoiler:Borodin [[TakingTheBullet takes a bullet]] from the saboteur. saboteur [[UndyingLoyalty to save Captain Ramius]]. The saboteur himself, for that matter.matter, as he's doing his duty.]]



* HyperAwareness: Seaman Jones, {{justified|Trope}} in that veteran sonar operators in RealLife really ''are'' '''that''' good, to the point of identifying individual ships by the sound of their engines.

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* HyperAwareness: Seaman Sonarman Jones, {{justified|Trope}} in that veteran sonar operators in RealLife really ''are'' '''that''' good, to the point of identifying individual ships by the sound of their engines.



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Ramius kills Putin and makes it look like he slipped on some tea.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Ramius kills Putin and makes it look like he slipped on some spilled tea.



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: After the Soviet [[ReportingNames Bear]] bomber drops its torpedo,[[note]] The first attempt by the Soviets to destroy ''Red October''[[/note]] the co-pilot looks towards the pilot with a horrified look on his face.
* TheMedic: Doctor Petrov (Creator/TimCurry!), naive but caring about his men, as well as a good officer who keeps order when the ''Red October'' is being evacuated.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: After the Soviet [[ReportingNames Bear]] bomber drops its torpedo,[[note]] The first attempt by the Soviets to destroy ''Red October''[[/note]] the co-pilot looks glances towards the pilot with a horrified look on his face.
* TheMedic: Doctor Petrov (Creator/TimCurry!), naive but caring about his men, as well as a good officer who keeps order among the crew when the ''Red October'' is being evacuated.abandoned.



* NauseaDissonance: Ryan hates flying because of turbulence. When he's on a turbulent flight to the ''Enterprise'', the navigator goes into excruciating detail about a ''really'' rough ride on his last mission, mentions he vomited, and then offers him a bit of the candy bar he's been munching on.

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* NauseaDissonance: Ryan hates flying because of turbulence. When he's on a turbulent flight to the ''Enterprise'', ''Enterprise'' aboard a C-2 Greyhound, one of the navigator flight crew goes into excruciating detail about a ''really'' rough ride on his last mission, a previous mission in which they [[NoodleIncident "Ran into a hailstorm over the Sea of Japan,"]] mentions he vomited, and the pilots vomited excessively, and then offers him a bit of the candy bar he's been munching on.on.
--> ''"The pilot shot his lunch on the windshield, and I barfed on the radio--knocked it out completely! And it wasn't the lightweight stuff either! It was that chunky, industrial-weight puke! Wanna bite?"''
31st Jul '17 10:07:48 PM SnowHesher
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''The Hunt for Red October'' is a 1990 film adaptation of [[Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober the novel of the same name]], directed by Creator/JohnMcTiernan. It stars Creator/SeanConnery, playing the Lithuanian captain Marko Ramius, and Creator/AlecBaldwin, playing Jack Ryan.

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''The Hunt for Red October'' is a 1990 film adaptation of [[Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober the novel of the same name]], directed by Creator/JohnMcTiernan. It stars Creator/SeanConnery, playing the Lithuanian captain Marko Ramius, and Creator/AlecBaldwin, playing Jack Ryan.
Ryan. It is the first film in the Jack Ryan Trilogy (the second of which is Film/PatriotGames, and the third is Film/ClearAndPresentDanger).
30th Jul '17 5:52:43 PM NotThisThing
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* BurningTheShips: Ramius sends a letter to the CO of the Soviet Navy stating that he and his command staff are defecting. When his staff officers ask him why he did it, he cites the example of Cortes' destruction of his ships.

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* BurningTheShips: Ramius sends a letter to the CO of the Soviet Navy stating that he and his command staff are defecting. When his staff officers ask him why he did it, he cites the example of Cortes' destruction of his ships. [[note]]''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' review of the movie points out that Cortez ''did not'' burn his ships, he sank them, and a man of such culture and education as Ramius would know this.[[/note]]



:: ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' review of the movie points out that Cortez ''did not'' burn his ships, he sank them, and a man of such culture and education as Ramius would know this.
11th Jul '17 7:27:00 PM QuinineGlow
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Jeffrey Pelt is a man who keeps his 'options open', and after Ryan's outburst at the briefing and disrespect towards a patronizing general he is still willing to listen to Ryan's opinion and he authorizes Ryan's mission to investigate the possibility that Ramius intends to defect. He is rewarded with a pricelessly patronizing moment with the Soviet ambassador at the end of the film, chastising him for 'losing' another submarine.
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