Watch: Firefox 1982 123movies, Full Movie Online – The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called “Firefox”. Naturally, the British are worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon, as rumors say that the jet is undetectable on radar. They send ex-Vietnam War pilot Mitchell Gant (Clint Eastwood) on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal the Firefox..
Plot: The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called ‘Firefox’. Worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon—as there are rumours that it is undetectable by radar—the British send ex-Vietnam War pilot, Mitchell Gant on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal the Firefox.
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Clint flies a really cool plane
During the height of the Cold War, the Soviet military develops a super high-tech fighter aircraft – it flies fast, has deadly weapons, and has technology that allows the pilot to control guided missiles with his mind. Basically any army with this baby in its arsenal will have air superiority. Clint is assigned to steal it from the heart of Soviet territory for the USA.
The plot is fairly generic and in this day and age most Cold War thrillers have seem to have lost much of their edge, but this is nonetheless an entertaining film from Eastwood. It is not one of his best and not one that he will be remembered for, but no one can deny the slickness of the plane of the title. The final section of the film, which admittedly does take a while to get to, has Clint flying around and raising hell is a fun ride and on par with the final chase in “Where Eagles Dare” in terms of entertainment. However, the buildup has enough suspense to make the whole movie worth a watch. 7/10
Rated PG: violence
Arguably the least interesting of Eastwood’s self-directed films.
It’s not often that Clint Eastwood serves up a boring film, but Firefox is certainly one of his few mis-steps. Clint the director seems excessively fussy about the complexities of the plot while Clint the actor seems so indifferent that one wonders if he wishes he were somewhere else. The original Craig Thomas novel on which the film is based is actually an exciting and well-crafted piece of fiction (I know because I’ve read it) but this big-screen adaptation sadly misfires on all cylinders.
Former American pilot Mitchell Gant (Eastwood) has moved to a secluded corner of Alaska following his traumatic ordeal in a Vietnamese prison camp. He is approached for a highly sensitive mission when the Western governments learn that the Russians have developed a new, incredibly advanced supersonic fighter jet. Gant’s extraordinarily dangerous mission involves going behind the Iron Curtain and stealing the new super plane from its impregnable hangar.
The film trundles along for 136 minutes, but it actually feels much longer. The first 100 minutes of that running time is particularly hard to endure, with an interminable series of cloak-and-dagger exchanges, tediously repetitive flashbacks, and the usual murky plot build-up that goes with he territory in these ubiquitous spy thrillers. The final half an hour or so is slightly more tolerable as it shows Gant piloting the jet out of Russia, pursued by a duplicate jet across the Arctic skies. The aerial special effects are rather unconvincing during this climactic showdown, but at least there’s a little excitement (something markedly lacking from the rest of the movie). Maurica Jarre provides a good music score which is probably the best thing about the film. Firefox is a failure on most levels and is strictly one for Clint’s most die-hard fans.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 16 min (136 min), 2 hr 5 min (125 min) (Finland)
Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director Clint Eastwood
Writer Alex Lasker, Wendell Wellman, Craig Thomas
Actors Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints), 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)