- 2H 16M
Video Company:Warner Home Video
Writer(s):Alex Lasker & Wendell Wellman
Cast:Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman, Warren Clarke and Ronald Lacey
Country Of Origin:USA
The ultimate warplane…demands the ultimate pilot.
Like a high-tech bat out of hell, it rips through the skies at six times the speed of sound. Like a shimmering ghost, it is invisible to radar. Like a sleek cobra, it spits death — with missiles launched and guided purely by the pilot’s thoughts. It’s the MIG-31, the most devastating war machine ever built by man. Code name: Firefox.
But Firefox belongs to the Russians. To maintain the delicate balance of world power, the West must steal it. The right man for the job? Take a guess.
Clint Eastwood, recipient of the special D.W. Griffith Award for career achievement at the 1988 Golden Globe Awards, brings his legendary star quality to the role of ace pilot Mitchell Gant. Still haunted by hallucinations of Vietnam, Gant is “volunteered” to be smuggled into Russia, defy the KGB, commandeer Firefox and fly it home through the world’s most lethal air defense system.
Like no film before it, Firefox, based on Craig Thomas’s riveting best-seller, delivers a unique payload of nail-biting suspense and espionage as well as special-effects high adventure. As with Heartbreak Ridge and Pale Rider, Eastwood’s tight, hard-edged direction takes a low-key approach that lures viewers into its unique rhythms. Masterminding a slew of awe-inspiring visual effects, John Dykstra brings his considerable talents back into Earth’s atmosphere after conquering outer space — and winning an Academy Award — for his celebrated work on Star Wars.
Climb into the cockpit, cinch up your safety belt and let Eastwood take you for the ride of your life aboard Firefox, newly issued in HiFi Surround Stereo.