Firefox (1982)

USA, 1982
136m
35mm film, 70mm (blow-up), “filmed in Panavision”, “color by DeLuxe”, 2.35:1
Dolby Stereo (35mm prints), 70mm 6-track (70mm prints), English

An American science fiction film directed by Clint Eastwood.

Plot Summary

Vietnam veteran Mitchell Gant is sent to steal a revolutionary new thought-controlled jet fighter, the Firefox, from the Russians.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
© 1982 Warner Bros. Inc.
The Malpaso Company *. Distributed by Warner Bros
Executive Producer: Fritz Manes
Produced by: Clint Eastwood
Associate Producer: Paul Hitchcock
Screenplay: Alex Lasker & Wendell Wellman
Based on the Novel by: Craig Thomas
Director of Photography: Bruce Surtees
Editors: Ferris Webster, Ron Spang
Original Music Composed and Conducted by: Maurice Jarre
Sound Mixer: Don Johnson
Costume Supervision: Glenn Wright
Make-up Artist: Christina Smith
Special Effects: Chuck Gaspar
Special Effects (European Crew): Karl Baumgartner
Producer of the Special Visual Effects: John Dykstra
Special Effects Unit: Apogee, Inc.
Mechanical Special Effects: Bill Shourt, Don Trumbull, Richard Alexander, Mark Cane, Rick Gilligan, Richard Helmer, Steve Sass
Process Photography: Bruce Logan
Art Direction: John Graysmark, Elayne Ceder
Studio: Stage 16, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA *
Locations: Vienna, Austria *; England, UK *; Zeltweg, Steiermark, Austria *; March AFB, California, USA *; Edwards AFB, California, USA *; Cut Bank, Montana, USA *; Glasgow, Montana, USA *; Hat Creek, California, USA *; San Diego, California, USA *; Santa Clarita, California, USA *; Thule Air Base, Qaanaaq, Greenland *

Cast
Clint Eastwood (Mitchell Gant)
Freddie Jones (Kenneth Aubrey)
David Huffman ([Captain] Buckholz)
Warren Clarke (Pavel Upenskoy)
Ronald Lacey (Semelovsky)
Kenneth Colley (Colonel Kontarsky)
Klaus Löwitsch|Klaus Lowitsch (General Vladimirov)
Nigel Hawthorne (Pyotr Baranovich)
Stefan Schnabel (First Secretary)
Thomas Hill (General Brown)
Clive Merrison (Major Lanyev)
Kai Wulff (Lt Colonel Voskov)
Dimitra Arliss (Natalia)
Austin Willis (Walters)
James Staley (Lt Commander Fleischer)
Ward Costello (General Rogers)
Alan Tilvern (Air Marshal Kutuzov)
Oliver Cotton (Dmitri Priabin)
Michael Currie (Capt Seerbacker)
Bernard Behrens (William Saltonstall)

Alternative Titles

L’arme absolue – Canada (French)
Firefox – tulikettu – Finland (television)
Firefox volpe di fuoco – Italy
Firefox, el arma definitiva – Spain
Firefox, el zorro de fuego – Uruguay
Firefox, l’arme absolue
– France
Firefox, zorro de fuego
– Mexico
Raposa de Fogo
– Brazil
Tuzróka
– Hungary
Vatrena lisica
– Serbia
O yperkataskopos ton dyo ipeiron
– Greece

Includes extracts from
Ice Station Zebra (1968)

Extracts included in
Clint Eastwood: Director (1982)
Firefox (1983)

See also
Woo fook (1977)

References

Newspapers

  • Diário de Notícias 22 June 1999 p.55 – review

Books

  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.374-375 – illustrated credits, review
  • The Espionage Filmography: United States Releases, 1898 through 1999 by Paul Mavis p.109 – illustrated credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.102 – credits
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.93