The Hunt for Red October (1990) Poster

Richard Jordan: Jeffrey Pelt


  • Jeffrey Pelt : Listen, I'm a politician which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm stealing their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open.

  • Jeffrey Pelt : Mr. Ambassador, you have nearly a hundred naval vessels operating in the North Atlantic right now. Your aircraft has dropped enough sonar buoys so that a man could walk from Greenland to Iceland to Scotland without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull?

    Ambassador Lysenko : You make your point as delicately as ever, Mr. Pelt.

  • Jeffrey Pelt : You slammed the door on the General pretty hard, didn't you?

    Jack Ryan : That was not my intention.

    Jeffrey Pelt : Oh, yes, it was! He was patronizing you, and you stomped on him! And in my opinion, he deserved it!

  • Ambassador Andrei Lysenko : There is another matter... one I'm reluctant to...

    Dr. Jeffrey Pelt : Please.

    Ambassador Andrei Lysenko : One of our submarines, an Alfa, was last reported in the area of the Grand Banks. We have not heard from her for some time.

    Dr. Jeffrey Pelt : Andrei, you've lost another submarine?

  • Jeffrey Pelt : It would be well for your government to consider that having your ships and ours, your aircraft and ours, in such proximity... is inherently DANGEROUS. Wars have begun that way, Mr. Ambassador.

  • Jack Ryan : [thinking out loud - while slamming his hand on the table]  You son of a bitch!

    Jeffrey Pelt : [Mildly]  You want to add something to our discussion, Doctor Ryan?

  • Jeffrey Pelt : Okay, when do you leave?

    Jack Ryan : [laughing]  Wait a minute! The General was right. I am not field personnel, I am only an analyst.

    Jeffrey Pelt : You're perfect.

  • Jeffrey Pelt : I can't ask any of these characters to go. One, they don't believe in it. Two, they'd never stake their reputation on a hunch. Whereas you...

    Jack Ryan : ...are expendable.

    Jeffrey Pelt : Something like that.

  • Jeffrey Pelt : I'll give you three days to prove your theory correct. After that... we'll have to hunt down Ramius and destroy him. Will you do it?

  • Jeffrey Pelt : Now you want us to help you hunt him down and kill him?

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