Welcome to the New World


It’s become an annual ritual for me to watch The Hunt For Red October on December 7th, the day I arrived in Korea in 1990.

Why The Hunt For Red October?

It was the last movie shown on the Northwest flight from Seattle to Seoul. However, after the first movie, Days of Thunder, I fell asleep. When I woke up, The Hunt For Red October was just ending. I woke up just in time to hear this exchange between Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin:

Captain Ramius: … and the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home, Christopher Columbus.

Jack Ryan: Welcome to the New World, Sir.

It was like coming to a new world, twenty-three years ago.

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