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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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Trivia

Because his role in the movie required him to speak some Russian, Clint Eastwood prepared by studying the language with resources provided by the U.S. Military's Defense Language Institute in the Presidio of Monterey, California (which is just north of Carmel, where Eastwood lives). See more »

Goofs

The speaker phone box in Col. Kontarsky's office has AT&T on it, highly unlikely in the USSR. See more »

Quotes

Air Marshal Kutuzov: You had considered, First Secretary, that this could all be an elaborate bluff by the Americans to distract us from looking to the north, while this single aircraft attempts to escape to the south?
First Secretary: No, Kutuzov, the Americans are simply paying the price for too many years of softness - paying with an act of desperation such as this one.
Air Marshal Kutuzov: You are absolutely certain?
First Secretary: I am certain. They know the potential of this aircraft; they know what it means. I would imagine that, had our positions been ...
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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 »

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Recommended for ex-Soviet
18 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

The only reason I bought this movie is it related to the USSR. It's quite explicit on the image my country had out there. I can only guess why Soviet propaganda ignored it's existence giving enough attention same time to Rambo, Rocki IV and Red Dawn. Most of the above mentioned movies makes you rather laugh on the "accuracy" of Russian characters and soldiers in particular. Firefox is outstanding in this respect. All uniforms, guns and insignias are just OK if not to say perfect! Living not far from one of the metro stations (Kolomenskaya) adds certain thrill while watching it. Otherwise nothing special. Checking the E-bay for this DVD you get quite a low price which speaks for itself.


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