Happy Birthday, Sam Neill!

Today is the birthday of one of my favorite actors: Sam Neill!

Perhaps most famous for portraying Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park (and JP III), but also beloved for The Hunt for Red October, In The Mouth of Madness, Alcatraz, Event Horizon, The Omen III, Daybreakers, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, The Dish, Bicentennial Man, etc, etc!

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The Hunt for Red October: Officers’ Parade Caps

I’d never noticed these until my latest viewing. The senior officers have ‘parade caps’ which they almost never wear. Here we can see Dr. Petrov wearing his during the evacuation after the ‘reactor accident:’

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And here are Borodin and Ramius with theirs, which appear identical with the exception of additional gold wreaths on the bill:

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Note that these appear to be using the same badge as the ushankas, and the buttons holding the braid appear to be the same as the smaller Soviet naval buttons.