| Action, Drama
Actor Rik Van Nutter and script consultant Terence Young previously had collaborated on the James Bond movie 'Thunderball' (1965). That film like 'Foxbat' (1977) also featured aircraft as a central story element.
In the opening sequence, some external views of the defecting Mig-25 are actually of an F-4 Phantom. The Phantom has bent wings, while the Mig-25 wings are straight.