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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

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Alex Lasker (screenplay), Wendell Wellman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Thomas Hill ... General Brown
Clive Merrison ... Major Lanyev
Kai Wulff ... Lt. Colonel Voskov
Dimitra Arliss ... Natalia
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... Walters
Michael Currie 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!


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

18 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangaus lapinas See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Clint Eastwood's ninth film for Warner Brothers. See more »

Goofs

Whenever the Firefox launches a missile, it shows a single launch from the Firefox's weapon's display, yet from the target view, two balls of light representing the missiles are showing - no air-to-air missile, known or unknown, can split mid-flight, let alone track the same target twice. See more »

Quotes

Buckholz: Major, you will be flying the most sophisticated warplane on the face of this earth.
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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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Beginning of anti-radar aircraft body.
22 March 2006 | by mdmkamSee all my reviews

Dear viewers let me tell you about the Jet Fighter Firefox as well as Mig-31. For the firs time Scientists have invent anti-radar jet aircraft body & thought guided weapons system. Before the Mig-31 generally a Jet pilot needed to locked on the target & then through its weapon usually missiles. But the Mig-31 is 5/6 seconds advanced. Its pilot does not need to aim the target before the firing, which he can guide the missile (after firing) by the thought impulse without any sort of physical activity. It has also the speed of 6 Mac (6 times than sound), which is near about 4500 miles/hour. Because its Turmansky Turbo Jet can create 50000 pounds pressure/second in the air. This film showed the secret project took place at Bilyarosk, which is 600 miles east of Moscow. The pilot acted by Clint Eastwood reached Bilyarosk, taking off the Mig-31, make the civilian plane's pilot simply stunned & also made diversion (at first the Soviets thought he was going to south) by turning north at the Mountain area of Orosk, Ural. It only I would say weakly detected by the infrared (hit searcher) radar. But the former USSR's proud of its naval flit missile cruiser Riga simply failed to destroy it. Because the Mig-31 has the capability of firing decoy heat source from the back of its tail unit. That decoy was the writer & director has made the trick to win the US pilot against that second prototype Mig-31. I must gratitude to the MBC 2. Thanks to the writer & director to make a such an excellent film that a smart person enters the one time the world's most forbidden iron part & steals their best jet aircraft.


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