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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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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

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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:

$46,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The code name and NATO reporting name of the MIG-31 Soviet fighter aircraft plane was "Firefox". See more »

Goofs

The altimeter settings in the Firefox are in Inches of Mercury (inhg). The Russians use Milimeters of Mercury (mmhg). See more »

Quotes

First Secretary: Calm yourself, Vladimirov...
General Vladimirov: Calm... calm myself? How can I be calm in your stupidity, STUPIDITY! Losing that aircraft to the Americans... Do you know what this man Gant is? He can land a plane on an ice floe and take off again! You must *ACT*, First Secretary!
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. This has since become a trademark of all Eastwood-directed films. See more »

Connections

Edited into Firefox (1983) See more »

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Moscow = Vienna
13 October 2000 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

i´m just watching that film for the first time, some kind of interesting, but the most interesting thing for me is that parts of it are playing in vienna. in one scene you see an underground (metro) from inside and the station around, its one called "praterstern" in vienna. funny, funny. now i´m looking for more scenes taking place in my hometown.


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