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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 - Volpe di fuoco  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$46,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The real life MiG-31 (Mikoyan-Gurevich 31) is known not as the "Firefox" but as the "Foxhound". It is similar in appearance to the MiG-25 from which it is believed to be based. See more »

Goofs

When he exits the Subway you can see on the other Side still written "Suedtirolerplatz" and you see a map of the Vienna subway net. See more »

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[a pair of guards show Kontarsky a drawing of Gant in his disguise, and confirm Gant ordered an extra dog patrol]
Col. Kontarsky: [looking at the drawing] Wait - I have seen this man... and he confirmed those same orders to me!
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There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. This has since become a trademark of all Eastwood-directed films. See more »

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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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