Firefox (1982)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller

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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


  • Clint Eastwood in Firefox (1982)
  • Clint Eastwood in Firefox (1982)
  • Firefox (1982)
  • Clint Eastwood in Firefox (1982)
  • Clint Eastwood in Firefox (1982)

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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... ...


Kenneth Aubrey: He did it. Damn, if he didn't actually do it.


When Gant sets the co-ordinates for home, the display shows C - 70' 42 2, B - 80' 18 0. Firstly it should show 70° 42' 2" and 80° 18' 8" - the first figure in a co-ordinate is degrees, not minutes. A co-ordinate in minutes only makes no sense. We can assume that the C and B refer to North and East (Severo and Vostok in Russian, but Russian S looks like C, and Russian V looks like B). The co-ordinates 70° 42' 2" N and 80° 18' 8" E are in the permafrost forest about 80 miles from the Kara Sea, which about where Gant may well have been when he downed the enemy Firefox, in which case the error is that he claimed to have set the co-ordinates, whereas the display still shows where he is now. His nearest US destination would be Clear AFB in Alaska, at 64° 17' 27" N, 149° 10' 48" W, a distance of 2,817 miles, a tight but not impossible run skirting the geographic North Pole, given that it was stated in the film that the Firefox has a 3,000 mile range. A slightly shorter run would be to the NATO base at Thule, Greenland operated by the US 821st Air Base Group. At 76° 31' 52" N, 68° 42' 11" W, the distance is only 2,182 miles, although he remains in Russian airspace longer on this flightpath, and despite his speed, may be vulnerable to Russian ground-to-air defenses.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Adventure | Thriller


Release Date:

18 June 1982


English, Russian

Country of Origin


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,152,948 (USA) (18 June 1982)


$46,700,000 (USA)

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