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 promotional behind the scenes making-of documentary about this movie was made for television. Titled Clint Eastwood: Director (1982), the documentary is available on the DVD.
Target does not appear to be taking avoiding action, Captain!
Captain of the Riga: He will!
Maj. Gant: I can't take evasive action, I'm too low on fuel. I'm going in. Let's see what this baby can do.
When taking off from the ice floe, the Firefox has its air brakes fully extended, a highly inefficient way to take off.
There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. This has since become a trademark of all Eastwood-directed films.
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.
$8,152,948 (USA) (20 June 1982)
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