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Acutually I think I’ll need two wives.



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I was working at a navy nuclear shipyard when the book launched. More than a few eyebrows were raised with questions about possible disclosure of classified information.

That said I loved the book and movie.


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Acutually I think I’ll need two wives.


Oh at least.



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Is this the movie where James Bond steals a Russian submarine and torpedoes Alec Baldwin?


Thanks for the laugh. I needed it. Very well done!

'I'm not worried about our Navy. I know their tactics. It's the American I worry about.'

Yes, Halsey acted foolishly. Thanks to Taffy-3, the landing force was saved from destruction. One of the true epics in the history of Naval actions.


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I've read this book. Your conclusions were all wrong, Ryan. Halsey acted foolishly.

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I haven't really thought about this before, but in this scene, are we supposed to be imagining Ryan and Ramius speaking Russian to each other?


Ramius spoke fluent English. I always assumed the conversation was in English. Otherwise, they would have used subtitles like they did when Ryan and Ramius first met. . .


Ramius speaks initially in English, Jack responds in Russian making a comment about 'knowing your adversary' IIRC. Then he states he met him before at a conference. Thats when Ramius (in English) states he remembered seeing him and had read his book. then he makes the comment about his conclusions on Halsey.

FWiW, I did a paper grad school on Halseys decision to sail North "with three groups" during Leyte Gulf. This is now naval lore and hotly debated. Thus Ramius statement that "Halsey acted foolishly" ( a very strong opinion) is ripe with historical irony and is one of the reasons I fell in love with Tom Clancy and his works in the first place.



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"The hard part about playing chicken is knowing when to flinch..."

Unfortunately Richard Jordan passed away YEARS before his time. Liked him in a lot of movies he did.



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You see Jack I'm a politician which makes me a liar and a cheat. When I'm not kissing babies I'm stealing their lolly pops.
 
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Is this the movie where James Bond steals a Russian submarine and torpedoes Alec Baldwin?
I would love to see the video of that.
 
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