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.
The movie's Charity World Premiere was held in Washington, D.C., with proceeds aiding a military charity, and was attended by prominent U.S. Military figures.
But you want me to fly?
Buckholz: Yes, we want you to fly. We want you to fly the greatest warplane ever built.
When Gant is walking towards his hotel (Moscow) we can see Red Square with St. Basil's cathedral at the background which is obviously a picture, not a real thing, and of poor quality besides. Moreover, there's no hotel by Red Square in the direction he was walking. Hotel Moscow is situated at the opposite side, about 2km distance from the point of "shooting".
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 20 June 1982