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* One for Ryan at the end; despite insisting all throughout the movie that he is not a CIA field agent, he manages to get the drop on TheMole before he can detonate a torpedo within Red October, gives him one warning in Russian, and when it becomes obvious that TheMole won't back down, Ryan - a former Marine - doesn't even hesitate to take care of business, saving the ship.

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* One for Ryan at the end; despite insisting all throughout the movie that he is not a CIA field agent, he manages to get the drop on TheMole before he can detonate a torpedo missile within Red October, gives him one warning in Russian, Russian (''"Ostav eto v pokoye!"'' - 'Leave it alone'), and when it becomes obvious that TheMole won't back down, Ryan - a former Marine - doesn't even hesitate to take care of business, saving the ship.


* The idea of Creator/SeanConnery and Creator/TimCurry starring in the same movie.

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* The idea of Creator/SeanConnery and Creator/TimCurry starring in the same movie.
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* The idea of Creator/SeanConnery and Creator/TimCurry starring in the same movie.

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** The dialogue afterwards shows how much of an icy-cool commander Mancuso is.
--> '''Jonesy''': ''[slightly panicking]'' Collision 400 yards! 350! 300! ''Captain!''
--> '''Mancuso''': ''[calm and deliberate]'' Right full rudder, 30 degree down angle.
--> '''Jonesy''': This one’s gonna be close!


** What is the last thing that the Soviet attack sub "sees" before it is blown up? The Red Star painted on the nose of its own torpedo!



* What is the last thing that the Soviet attack sub sees before it is blown up? The Red Star painted on the nose of its own torpedo!

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* What is the last thing that the Soviet attack sub sees before it is blown up? The Red Star painted on the nose of its own torpedo!

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* What is the last thing that the Soviet attack sub sees before it is blown up? The Red Star painted on the nose of its own torpedo!


--> '''Crewman (in Russian)''': Captian's scared 'em out of the water!

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--> '''Crewman (in Russian)''': Captian's Captain's scared 'em out of the water!


*** Which leads to the rescued crew of the titular submarine to think Ramius has chalked one up for Mother Russia.

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*** Which ** The above maneuver naturally leads to the rescued crew of the titular submarine submarine, who are ignorant of Ramius and co.'s defection, to think Ramius their captain has chalked one up for Mother Russia.


* Seaman Jones, facing the dilemma of a Soviet sub with a revolutionary top secret stealth propulsion system, invents a way to detect and track the enemy in only a few hours.

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* Seaman Sonarman Jones, facing the dilemma of a Soviet sub with a revolutionary top secret stealth propulsion system, invents a way to detect and track the enemy in only a few hours.


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--> '''Mancuso:''' If I get you close enough, can you track this sucker?
--> '''Jones:''' Yes Sir. [[BadassBoast Now that I know what to listen for, I’ll bag him.]]


* [[BigDamnHeroes The intervention of the USS Dallas]], drawing off Tupolev's torpedo and then blowing all its ballast tanks. They may not have been allowed to fire at the Russian sub, but they sure outmaneuvered it.

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* [[BigDamnHeroes The intervention of the USS Dallas]], drawing off Tupolev's torpedo and then blowing all its ballast tanks.dropping decoy countermeasures to spoof the torpedo and performing an Emergency Main Ballast Tank Blow, which not only gets them out of the torpedo’s way, but also causes the 7,000-ton ''Los Angeles''-class submarine to literally ''fly'' out of the water. They may not have been allowed to fire at the Russian sub, but they sure outmaneuvered it.



** Followed by the ''Dallas'' practically ''flying'' out of the water.

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** Followed by the ''Dallas'' practically ''flying'' out of the water.water, as the EMBT Blow is an emergency procedure that blows all ballast tanks dry, cranks the diving planes to turn the boat’s steeply upwards, and redlines the engine. This procedure is designed to get a crippled submarine to the surface even if she’s taking water.


** Skip Tyler comes up singlehandedly with a plan to convince the Russians that the Red October has sunk.

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** Skip Tyler comes up singlehandedly with a plan to convince the Russians that the Red October has sunk. Even more impressive, he comes up with the whole plan about ''thirty seconds'' after finding out about the defection!


* Not to mention the intervention of the USS Dallas, drawing off Tupolev's torpedo and then blowing all its ballast tanks. They may not have been allowed to fire at the Russian sub, but they sure outmaneuvered it.

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* Not to mention the [[BigDamnHeroes The intervention of the USS Dallas, Dallas]], drawing off Tupolev's torpedo and then blowing all its ballast tanks. They may not have been allowed to fire at the Russian sub, but they sure outmaneuvered it.



* Seaman Jones, he faces the dilemma of a Soviet sub with a revolutionary top secret stealth propulsion system and invents a way to detect and track the enemy in only a few hours.

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* Seaman Jones, he faces facing the dilemma of a Soviet sub with a revolutionary top secret stealth propulsion system and system, invents a way to detect and track the enemy in only a few hours.


-->'''Ramius:''' "It brings me back to the heady days of Sputnik, and YuriGagarin, when the world trembled at the sound of our rockets. And they will tremble again, [[NothingIsScarier at the sound of our silence.]]"

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-->'''Ramius:''' "It brings me back to the heady days of Sputnik, and YuriGagarin, UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin, when the world trembled at the sound of our rockets. And they will tremble again, [[NothingIsScarier at the sound of our silence.]]"

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** Mancuso gets the assist on this, as he's willing to listen to Jones' crazy-sounding theory (Jones himself seems to know how far-fetched it seems) and formulates his plan while allowing Jones to do what he's clearly proven himself good at.

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** And all this based on the fact that he ''thought'' he heard singing as the sub vanished from sonar, and the only sound the sonar was able to pick up the computer told him was a "magma displacement." The man's got good instincts.

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