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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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Kenneth Colley ...
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>

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


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Also Known As:

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

When the novel was written and the film was in principal photography, Yuri Andropov was head of the KGB. Andropov then became CPSU General Secretary succeeding Konstantin Chernenko. As shooting had started, it was too late to re-cast the part of KGB Chairman Andropov. When the movie was released, Andropov was no longer head of the KGB. Originally, Andropov was not well known and casting Wolf Kahler, who did not look like him, was no issue then. But by the time the movie launched, Andropov had become well-known, with the actor in the movie bearing little physical resemblance to him. See more »

Goofs

After Gant takes off from the ice after refueling, he retracts the front stabilizers of the Firefox into a "V" shape. The next shot of the plane shows them out at 90 degrees again. This is actually a shot of Col. Voskov's Firefox in pursuit of Gant. However, during the climatic dogfight, Gant does indeed extend the forward wings to their full, 90 degree extension. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Baronovich: Mr. Gant, you are an American. You are a free man. I am not. There is a difference. If I resent the men in London who are ordering my death, then it is a small thing when compared with my resentment of the KGB.
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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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Re-Make With Faster Start Would Be Nice
13 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was so-so, one of those films that could have been much better had the editing been tighter, in this case in the first 90 minutes. About 20 of that could have been cut. As it was, it took too long for the action to kick in, and was a bit confusing in parts.

Once Clint Eastwood started getting near the plane he was going to hijack the film picked up immensely.

Even though the movie was made 25 years ago, the fighter plane still looks pretty awesome: a combination of a Stealth and Concorde. Too bad this wasn't made today with some great DTS sound. Perhaps a re-make of this would be the answer.


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