Friday, November 12, 2010

TFT's Movie Quote of the Day - November 12

1990's The Hunt for Red October features pre-30 Rock/crazy Alec Baldwin as hotshot CIA analyst Jack Ryan, who's brought in to help stop a "mad" Russian captain from unleashing nuclear war on the world with his top-secret submarine. Thing is...Ryan thinks the captain isn't crazy...he just wants to defect.

The movie still holds up pretty well 20 years later...but you'd expect that with Sean Connery in the mix. He plays Marko Ramius with typical Connery aplomb, and if you can get past the fact that the "Russian" captain has the Connery Accent, then you'll enjoy the movie without any problem.

There is a terrific moment when Ramius gets shot and hands a gun to Ryan as the pair try to track down a spy planted on the submarine. Ramius cautions Ryan that "some things on here don't react well to bullets"...but that doesn't stop the bad guy from taking a few potshots at our intrepid hero, sparking an awesome Alec Baldwin-riffs-on-the-Connery-Accent Moment.

"Some things on here don't react well to bullets. Yeah, like me. I don't react well to bullets."

I've been waiting for decades to see Alec Baldwin do an entire movie in the Connery Accent. Sadly, this is probably all I'll ever get.

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