The Hunt for Red October by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

LorinBurte
Get off my lawn!


Runner(s)-Up:

tara


Quiz Description

Given it's been on almost every movie channel since quarantine began, give this quiz a ping and try not to get lost in Red Route 1.

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Questions:

This director directed THFRO. The previous year he directed a well known Christmas film and also led the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.

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John McTiernan [the Xmas film, of course, being "Die Hard."]

At the start of the film, Jack Ryan is scrambling to head to the airport when his daughter comes out of her room holding a bear and wanting her dad to bring back a brother for him. What was the bear's name?

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Stanley

The Red October's official Soviet designation was Project 941 Akula. In the NATO naming system, it was designated what?

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Typhoon

In the opening moments of the film, the Russians were naturally speaking Russian until Political Officer Putin (not that Putin) uttered one word in Marko Ramius' cabin. What word was it?

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Armageddon

The plot of THFRO begins in Ramius' cabin with the aforementioned Putin. Putin went into the cabin alive but left in a body bag. While we know what really happened, Ramius sold the lie that he died via what action?

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Slipping on his tea

As the Red October left Polyarny Inlet, a US submarine was naturally nearby to greet them. Led by Captain Bart Mancuso, what was the name of this submarine? Designated SSN700, the real boat was retired in 2018 after 37 years of service.

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USS Dallas

One of the newest technological advances of the Red October is a system called a Magnetohydrodynamic drive. As described in the film, it's like a jet engine underwater with no moving parts and totally silent. By what other name does this system go?

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Caterpillar

THFRO started many well known actors. Among them was Tim Curry as Russian Naval Officer Petrov. What was Petrov's role on board the Red October? (edited at 5:35 pm, June 23, 2020 (MST))

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Doctor

Jack Ryan is eventually sent out to the Atlantic to find the Red October. His starting point was what US aircraft carrier (CVN65) led by Admiral Painter (played by Fred Dalton Thompson). The 8th vessel to bear that name, she was decommissioned in 2017 with a 9th version to be launched as a Ford Class carrier in 2025.

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USS Enterprise

Alongside Ramius' side in the film is Captain Vasilly Borodin, brilliantly played by Sam Neill. In a quiet moment of the film, Borodin tells Ramius of his plans to live in the US. Among his plans: marry a large American woman who will raise and cook rabbits, own an RV and live in two states. Which two states does he wish to live in? His last words after being shot is a lament for never being able to see one of them.

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Montana and Arizona

In a lighthearted moment 30 seconds before Tuploev's torpedo might destroy them, Ramius asks Jack Ryan about the books he wrote. One was called "The Fighting Sailor" about what WWII admiral? Ramius said Ryan's analysis was all wrong. Then the torpedo hit without blowing up the ship.

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Admiral William (Bill) "Bull" Halsey

After the Red October ends up in Maine, Ramius tells Ryan this quote :"...And the sea will grant each man new hope; his sleep brings dreams of home." To what historical figure does Ramius attribute this quote? Spoiler alert: the figure in question never said it.

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Christopher Columbus