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Firefox (1982)

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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.

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 ... General Brown
Clive Merrison ... Major Lanyev
Kai Wulff ... Lt. Colonel Voskov
Dimitra Arliss ... 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 rumors say that the jet is undetectable on radar. They send ex-Vietnam War pilot Mitchell Gant (Clint Eastwood) on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal the Firefox. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Prior to the release of the movie, the cover art for the novel "Firefox" showed an aircraft similar to a MiG-25 Foxbat. After the release of the movie, the cover art was updated to reflect the design of the movie version of the aircraft. There really is a MiG-31, and it's a modified version of the MiG-25. See more »

Goofs

The Firefox rolls over the same guard twice when blasting out of the hanger. See more »

Quotes

Riga Technician: Target does not appear to be taking avoiding action, Captain!
Captain of the Riga: He will!
Maj. Gant: [in the MiG-31] I can't take evasive action, I'm too low on fuel. I'm going in. Let's see what this baby can do.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

After its initial release, Clint Eastwood recut the film by 13 minutes; this 124-minute version has aired on cable TV. Full 137-minute original version restored for video and later network television releases. See more »

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Recommended for ex-Soviet
18 March 2008 | by sergioneSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

18 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Firefox See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,152,948, 20 June 1982

Gross USA:

$46,708,276

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,708,276
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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