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.
Just good, nothing more unfortunately. 'Firefox' should be a much more entertaining and engrossing flick from 1982, but it's kinda just... there. Like, it's watchable but it really didn't do anything more for me. The 136 minute run time is a little overlong perhaps, but then if the aforementioned entertainment was there then that'd be a fine length for it to be honest. As for the cast: Clint Eastwood is solid, though the rest of the them are a little forgettable - Warren Clarke is alright, I guess. Also, and I only noticed when skimming through the credits online, apparently John Ratzenberger is in this! I do believe this is the first time we've seen Eastwood in a fighter jet since 1955's 'Tarantula', one for all you fact fans out there. Elsewhere, the special effects have not aged well at all - I can forgive that, admittedly. It might not be a must-watch, yet I'd say it's worth a sit through once.