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    Unique ID Code: 0000044044
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    Added on: 18/1/2003 20:08
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    Firefox (US)

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    His job...Steal it.
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 136 mins
    Retail Price: $19.99
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    Firefox is an entertaining cold war fantasy piloted by actor-director Clint Eastwood. When the Russians develop a Mach 5 jet with thought-controlled weaponry, the free world needs someone to go and steal it from them in order to maintain the balance of power. Mitch Gant (Eastwood) was once a hotshot pilot and speaks fluent Russian, so despite his mental instability (he`s suffering from posttraumatic stress as a result of his experiences in Vietnam), he`s the man for the job. Gant is really the only character Eastwood has played who doesn`t have a problem with authority. His bosses want a job done. They`re on the side of right, so he does it. Along the way, he`s aided by some Jewish dissidents (including a scientist played by Nigel Hawthorne) who are really a lot more heroic than Gant. Essentially, Eastwood has adapted an espionage thriller by Craig Thomas into a fun action film. The jet itself is, well, neat, and the final dogfight between the two Firefox prototypes is quite thrilling. The effects were produced by John Dykstra`s firm, which also worked on Star Wars, but Eastwood`s own down-to-earth sensibility keeps things grounded in some kind of reality

    Special Features:
    Making of Documentary
    Clint Eastwood Director
    Clint Eastwood Film Highlights

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

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    Directed By:
    Clint Eastwood

    Written By:

    Nigel Hawthorne
    Kenneth Colley
    Ronald Lacey
    Warren Clarke
    David Huffman
    Freddie Jones
    Clint Eastwood

    Music From:
    Maurice Jarre

    Ferris Webster
    Ron Spang

    Fritz Manes
    Paul Hitchcock
    Clint Eastwood

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