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Firefox (1982)

 -  Action | Thriller | Sci-Fi  -  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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Ronald Lacey ...
Kenneth Colley ...
Klaus Löwitsch ...
General Vladimirov (as Klaus Lowitsch)
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Thomas Hill ...
Clive Merrison ...
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>

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


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18 June 1982 (USA)  »

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Firefox - tulikettu  »

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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

Fritz ManesClint Eastwood's regular producing partner as a captain. The appearance was one of seven that Manes has made in Eastwood's movies. See more »

Goofs

When Gant is walking towards his hotel (Moscow) we can see Red Square with St. Basil's cathedral at the background which is obviously a picture, not a real thing, and of poor quality besides. Moreover, there's no hotel by Red Square in the direction he was walking. Hotel Moscow is situated at the opposite side, about 2km distance from the point of "shooting". See more »

Quotes

Maj. Gant: [to Upenskoy] Don't you Jews ever get tired of fighting City Hall?
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Chilling Atmospheric Espionage Thriller
1 November 2004 | by (Guildford, England) – See all my reviews

Clint Eastwood plays Michael Gant, a burnt out veteran sent into the Soviet Union on a desperate mission to steal the greatest warplane ever built.

Minimal training, mental problems, murderous allies, constant danger. His only qualification - he speaks Russian, he knows how to fly and he fits the flight suit.

What I like most about Firefox is how it really puts you in Clint Eastwood's shoes. His character Gant is no super spy - he's a war veteran suffering severe mental problems as a result of his POW experiences. At every twist and turn of the plot the movie captures his tension and fear. His inexperience and mistakes endanger him repeatedly. His only protection - a thin, unravelling web of deception and a fickle KGB desire to observe a little before pouncing.

A must see for fans of atmospheric espionage films and Clint Eastwood.


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