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Firefox (1982)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  18 June 1982 (USA)
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A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink

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David Huffman ...
Captain Buckholz
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Klaus Löwitsch ...
General Vladimirov (as Klaus Lowitsch)
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Kai Wulff ...
Dimitra Arliss ...
Austin Willis ...
Walters
Michael Currie ...
Captain Seerbacker
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Storyline

The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called "Firefox". Naturally, the British are worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon, as rumours say that the jet is indetectable on radar. They send ex-Vietnam War pilot Mitchell Gant on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal Firefox. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

...the most devastating killing machine ever built... his job... steal it!

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

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Release Date:

18 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Firefox - tulikettu  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,152,948 (USA) (18 June 1982)

Gross:

$8,152,948 (USA) (18 June 1982)
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Trivia

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Clint flies a really cool plane
15 February 2006 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

During the height of the Cold War, the Soviet military develops a super high-tech fighter aircraft - it flies fast, has deadly weapons, and has technology that allows the pilot to control guided missiles with his mind. Basically any army with this baby in its arsenal will have air superiority. Clint is assigned to steal it from the heart of Soviet territory for the USA.

The plot is fairly generic and in this day and age most Cold War thrillers have seem to have lost much of their edge, but this is nonetheless an entertaining film from Eastwood. It is not one of his best and not one that he will be remembered for, but no one can deny the slickness of the plane of the title. The final section of the film, which admittedly does take a while to get to, has Clint flying around and raising hell is a fun ride and on par with the final chase in "Where Eagles Dare" in terms of entertainment. However, the buildup has enough suspense to make the whole movie worth a watch. 7/10

Rated PG: violence


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