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Firefox (1982)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mitchell Gant
... Kenneth Aubrey
... Captain Buckholz
... Pavel Upenskoy
... Semelovsky
... Colonel Kontarsky
... General Vladimirov (as Klaus Lowitsch)
... Pyotr Baranovich
... First Secretary
Thomas Hill ... General Brown
... Major Lanyev
... Lt. Colonel Voskov
... Natalia
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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Release Date:

18 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dangaus lapinas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,152,948, 20 June 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,708,276

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,687,344
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After its first release, Clint Eastwood re-cut the film by thirteen minutes. Sixteen minutes of footage was added to American ABC-TV's television version. A 124 minute version has aired on cable TV. The full longest version runs 137 minutes restored for video and later network television releases. See more »

Goofs

When the submarine goes up to break through the ice, you can see an antenna or periscope sticking out above the submarine. When seconds later it's broken through the ice and at the surface no antenna or periscope is visible. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Maj. Gant: Let's see what this baby can do.
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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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Clint flies a really cool plane
15 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

During the height of the Cold War, the Soviet military develops a super high-tech fighter aircraft - it flies fast, has deadly weapons, and has technology that allows the pilot to control guided missiles with his mind. Basically any army with this baby in its arsenal will have air superiority. Clint is assigned to steal it from the heart of Soviet territory for the USA.

The plot is fairly generic and in this day and age most Cold War thrillers have seem to have lost much of their edge, but this is nonetheless an entertaining film from Eastwood. It is not one of his best and not one that he will be remembered for, but no one can deny the slickness of the plane of the title. The final section of the film, which admittedly does take a while to get to, has Clint flying around and raising hell is a fun ride and on par with the final chase in "Where Eagles Dare" in terms of entertainment. However, the buildup has enough suspense to make the whole movie worth a watch. 7/10

Rated PG: violence


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