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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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General Vladimirov (as Klaus Lowitsch)
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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>

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Taglines:

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

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Action | Thriller

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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:

$46,700,000 (USA)
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Author Craig Thomas' 1983 sequel to "Firefox", the novel "Firefox Down", is dedicated to Clint Eastwood. The dedication reads: "For Clint Eastwood - pilot of the Firefox". See more »

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Quotes

Maj. Gant: [On his "meeting" with the airliner] I may have cut it a little close, but you'll have heard that already by now!
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Recommended for ex-Soviet
18 March 2008 | by (Russia, Moscow) – See all my reviews

The only reason I bought this movie is it related to the USSR. It's quite explicit on the image my country had out there. I can only guess why Soviet propaganda ignored it's existence giving enough attention same time to Rambo, Rocki IV and Red Dawn. Most of the above mentioned movies makes you rather laugh on the "accuracy" of Russian characters and soldiers in particular. Firefox is outstanding in this respect. All uniforms, guns and insignias are just OK if not to say perfect! Living not far from one of the metro stations (Kolomenskaya) adds certain thrill while watching it. Otherwise nothing special. Checking the E-bay for this DVD you get quite a low price which speaks for itself.


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