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Firefox -- Clint Eastwood is a Vietnam veteran who finds himself ordered back into governmental service for a secret mission.


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Release Date:
18 June 1982 (USA) See more »
...the most devastating killing machine ever built... his job... steal it!
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 Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Mitchell Gant

Freddie Jones ... Kenneth Aubrey
David Huffman ... Captain Buckholz

Warren Clarke ... Pavel Upenskoy
Ronald Lacey ... Semelovsky
Kenneth Colley ... Colonel Kontarsky
Klaus Löwitsch ... General Vladimirov (as Klaus Lowitsch)

Nigel Hawthorne ... Pyotr Baranovich

Stefan Schnabel ... First Secretary
Thomas Hill ... General Brown
Clive Merrison ... Major Lanyev
Kai Wulff ... Lt. Colonel Voskov
Dimitra Arliss ... Natalia
Austin Willis ... Walters
Michael Currie ... Captain Seerbacker

James Staley ... Lt. Commander Fleischer
Ward Costello ... General Rogers
Alan Tilvern ... Air Marshal Kutuzov

Oliver Cotton ... Dmitri Priabin
Bernard Behrens ... William Saltonstall
Richard Derr ... Admiral Curtin
Woody Eney ... Major Dietz
Bernard Erhard ... KGB Guard

Hugh Fraser ... Police Inspector Tortyev

David Gant ... KGB Official
John Grillo ... Customs Officer
Czeslaw Grocholski ... Old Man
Barrie Hougton ... Boris Glazunov
Neil Hunt ... Richard Cunningham
Vincent J. Isaac ... Sub Radio Operator (as Vincent J. Isaacs)
Alexei Jawdokimov ... Code Operator
Wolf Kahler ... KGB Chairman Andropov

Eugene Lipinski ... KGB Agent
Phillip Littell ... Code Operator
Curt Lowens ... Dr. Schuller

Lev Mailer ... Guard at Shower
Fritz Manes ... Captain
David Meyers ... Grosch
Alfredo Michelson ... Interrogator
Zeno Nahayevsky ... Officer at Plane (as Zenno Nahayevsky)
George Orrison ... Leon Sprague
Tony Papenfuss ... GRU Officer
Olivier Pierre ... Borkh
Grisha Plotkin ... GRU Officer
George Pravda ... General Borov

John Ratzenberger ... Chief Peck
Alex Rodine ... Captain of the Riga

Lance Rosen ... Agent
Eugene Scherer ... Russian Captain
Warwick Sims ... Shelley (as Warrick Sims)
Mike Spero ... Russian Guard
Malcolm Storry ... KGB Agent
Chris Winfield ... RAF Operator
John Yates ... Admiral Pearson

Alexander Zale ... Riga Fire Control Chief
Igor Zatsepin ... Flight Engineer
Konstantin Zlatev ... Riga Technician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rudolf Waldemar Brem ... KGB-Agent (uncredited)
Larry Guardino ... KGB Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Clint Eastwood 
Writing credits
Alex Lasker (screenplay) &
Wendell Wellman (screenplay)

Craig Thomas (novel)

Produced by
Clint Eastwood .... producer
Paul Hitchcock .... associate producer
Fritz Manes .... executive producer
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ron Spang 
Ferris Webster 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
Mary Selway 
Art Direction by
Elayne Barbara Ceder  (as Elayne Ceder)
John Graysmark 
Beala Neel 
Set Decoration by
Ernie Bishop 
Makeup Department
Christina Smith .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fritz Manes .... unit production manager
Dieter Meyer .... production manager: Europe
Steve Perry .... unit production manager
William W. Wilson III .... unit manager: Austria (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don French .... assistant director: Europe
Steve Perry .... first assistant director
David Valdes .... second assistant director
Art Department
Joe Acord .... construction coordinator
Edward Aiona .... property master
Martin A. Kline .... illustrator: Apogee, Inc. (as Marty Kline)
Thomas Riccabona .... assistant art director: Europe
John R. Shourt .... illustrator: Apogee, Inc. (as John Shourt)
Michael Speaker .... scenic artist: Apogee, Inc. (as Mike Speaker)
Alan Tomkins .... draughtsman: Europe
Chris Courtois .... model maker (uncredited)
Joe Garlington .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Bub Asman .... sound effects editor
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert G. Henderson .... sound effects editor (as Bob Henderson)
Donald F. Johnson .... sound mixer (as Don Johnson)
Alan Robert Murray .... sound effects editor
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recording mixer
Jules Strasser .... boom operator
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Karl Baumgartner .... special effects: Europe
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects
Richard Stutsman .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Gary Zink .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Richard Alexander .... mechanical special effects: Apogee, Inc.
Jack Anderson .... assistant camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Percy Angress .... special effects coordinator: Apogee, Inc.
David Bartholomew .... special effects editorial: Apogee, Inc.
David Beasley .... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Mat Beck .... camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... assistant camera operator: Apogee, Inc. (as Paul Bolger)
Mark Cane .... mechanical special effects: Apogee, Inc.
Angela Diamos .... animation camera: Apogee, Inc.
Dennis Dorney .... assistant camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Roger Dorney .... supervisor: special optical effects
John Dykstra .... producer: special visual effects
Jonathan Erland .... special technical development: Apogee, Inc. (as Jon Erland)
Bruno George .... camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Pete Gerard .... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Rick Gilligan .... mechanical special effects: Apogee, Inc.
Mark Gredell .... camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Richard Haas .... assistant camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Richard O. Helmer .... mechanical special effects: Apogee, Inc. (as Richard Helmer)
Gregg Heschong .... camera operator: Apogee, Inc. (as Greg Heschong)
Paul D. Johnson .... electronics: Apogee, Inc. (as Paul Johnson)
Ann Johnston .... unit secretary: Apogee, Inc.
Michael Joyce .... model maker: Apogee, Inc. (as Mike Joyce)
Denny Kelly .... special effects editorial: Apogee, Inc.
Michael Kelly .... visual effects editor
Rick La Conte .... craft service: Apogee, Inc. (as Rick LaConte)
Bruce Logan .... process photography: Apogee, Inc.
Pat McClung .... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Grant McCune .... chief modelmaker: Apogee, Inc.
Dennis Michelson .... special effects editorial: Apogee, Inc.
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: Apogee, Inc. (as Mike Middleton)
Alvah J. Miller .... chief of electronic special effects: Apogee, Inc. (as Al Miller)
Harry Moreau .... animation camera: Apogee, Inc.
Debbi Nikkel .... unit accountant: Apogee, Inc. (as Deborah Baxter Nikkel)
David B. Nowell .... camera operator: Apogee, Inc. (as David Nowell)
Jerry Pooler .... camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Gary Rhodaback .... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Steve Sass .... mechanical special effects: Apogee, Inc.
Gregory J. Schmidt .... assistant camera operator: Apogee, Inc. (as Greg Schmidt)
David Scott .... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Robert Shepherd .... supervisor: special visual effects
William Shourt .... mechanical special effects: Apogee, Inc. (as Bill Shourt)
Susan Sitnek .... assistant camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Douglas Smith .... first camera operator: Apogee, Inc. (as Doug Smith)
David Sosalla .... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
John E. Sullivan .... camera operator: Apogee, Inc. (as John Sullivan)
Michael Sweeney .... assistant camera operator: Apogee, Inc. (as Mike Sweeney)
Ken Swenson .... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Tama Takahashi .... assistant camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Don Trumbull .... mechanical special effects: Apogee, Inc.
Dewey Webber .... model maker: Apogee, Inc.
Jody Westheimer .... assistant camera operator: Apogee, Inc.
Gregory Jein .... model designer (uncredited)
Robert Short .... model construction (uncredited)
Denise Shurtleff .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
George Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Davis .... best boy (as John Davis)
Dennis Fraser .... key grip: Europe
Jack N. Green .... camera operator (as Jack Green)
Ronald Hersey .... assistant camera: Europe (as Ronald B. Hersey)
Jeff Miller .... assistant camera
Don Nygren .... gaffer
John Palmer .... second camera operator: Europe
Charles Saldana .... key grip
John R. Shannon .... still photographer
Bruce D. Spellman .... second grip (as Bruce Spellman)
Michael D. Weldon .... assistant camera (as Mike Weldon)
Kirk Bales .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Michael E. Matteson .... grip (uncredited)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: special art (uncredited)
Lee Redmond .... aerial assistant camera (uncredited)
Emmanuel Vouniozos .... on-set technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Renate Arbes .... casting: Austria (as Renata Arbes)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenn Wright .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Hubert de La Bouillerie .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Donald Harris .... music editor
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Michel Mention .... assistant: Maurice Jarre
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Peter Altendorfer .... production driver
H. William Miller .... transportation coordinator (as Bill Miller)
Gerhard Rupp .... transportation captain
David Turner .... transportation captain (as Dave Turner)
William W. Wilson III .... transportation manager: Austria
Other crew
Marco Barla .... unit publicist
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef
Betty Endo .... assistant to producers
James W. Gavin .... special flight consultant (as Jim Gavin)
Linda Sony Kinney .... production secretary (as Linda Sony)
Clay Lacy .... special flight consultant
Michael Maurer .... auditor
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor
David Nieman .... special flight consultant
Durk Pearson .... scientific advisor
James M. Quinlan .... set consultant
Ilse Schwarzwald .... production secretary: Europe
Sandy Shaw .... scientific advisor
Arthur Tarry .... production accountant: Europe
Jack Wheeler .... location advisor: Arctic (as Dr. Jack Wheeler)
Carl Lawrence Ludwig .... stand-in (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
William Smith .... russian-language translator (uncredited)
C. Ransom Walrod .... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas H. Friedkin .... special thanks (as Tom Friedkin)

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Additional Details

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136 min | Finland:125 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Australia:M | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1987) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1982) | France:U | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (2003) | USA:PG (certificate #26725) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

The big, black, 1950s-looking sedan used by the KGB is a "Gaz Chaika M13." This car was produced in Russia from 1959 to 1981. The car was not available to the general Russian public. It was used by government officials and dignitaries. It looks very similar to a mid 1950s Packard. The smaller car used later by the KGB in the chase scene with the van is a "Volga."See more »
Revealing mistakes: When taking off from the ice floe, the Firefox has its air brakes fully extended, a highly inefficient way to take off.See more »
General Vladimirov:[on targeting the MiG-31] The infrared guidance system is not the most accurate. It may be necessary for a Soviet aircraft to act as a target. Will you give that order?
First Secretary:[after a moment's thought] Of course.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)See more »


Why does Gant only have the option to fly only north or south after he steals the plane?
What's happening to Gant in the opening scene, the shower in the Firefox complex & when he's near the end of the dogfight?
What are the differences between the European Cut and the US Cut of this movie?
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23 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Re-Make With Faster Start Would Be Nice, 13 May 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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