PG | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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
A new special effects technique for the shooting of the flying sequences called "Reverse Blue-Screen Photography" was developed by John Dykstra for this picture. Wikipedia states that the process involved "coating the model with phosphorus paint and ... ...
Fighting city hall, as you put it, is a freedom we do not enjoy.
As Eastwood's character is taxiing to leave the Russian base, it is pitch dark, and the Firefox has headlights on, but one moment later as the First Secretary's car is arriving, the sky brightens up considerably. Thought we know that Gant arrived at the base in the middle of the night and stole the plane close to dawn, the sky could not brighten nearly as much in such a short time.
There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. This has since become a trademark of all Eastwood-directed films.
$8,152,948 (USA) (18 June 1982)
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