Firefox

Firefox

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Cast: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman, Warren Clarke

     
 

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Clint Eastwood stars in the 1980s action hit Firefox. Presented in s nice looking anamorphic widescreen, this transfer appears to be in excellent shape with solid colors and dark black levels throughout. While a small amount of edge enhancement pops up from time to time, overall this is a fine looking transfer which should please any Eastwood fanatics. The…  See more details below

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Clint Eastwood stars in the 1980s action hit Firefox. Presented in s nice looking anamorphic widescreen, this transfer appears to be in excellent shape with solid colors and dark black levels throughout. While a small amount of edge enhancement pops up from time to time, overall this is a fine looking transfer which should please any Eastwood fanatics. The soundtrack is presented in a newly remixed Dolby Digital 5.1 track which features a few well placed directional effects. With some zooming surround sounds and a great music score throughout, Warner has done an excellent job which will please any view in possession of a home theater system. Also included on this disc are English and French subtitles. There is little in the way of extra features on this disc, save for a quick featurette titled "Clint Eastwood: Director." This very short peek behind-the-scenes only serves to whet the palates of Eastwood fans everywhere. Also included on this disc are some film highlights for Eastwood as well as a theatrical trailer for the film.

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This oft-overlooked spy thriller was not a hit for Clint Eastwood but it is one of his most interesting efforts from the early 1980's. Firefox benefits from an intricate script that blends genres and offers unique twists on familiar elements. For example, the story's espionage angle is given an added edge by the fact that Eastwood's character is a pilot sent in on a rushed mission and not a trained spy: as a result, his mistakes and the fear he feels in unfamiliar surroundings enhance the suspense of his mission. Eastwood does well in the director's chair, orchestrating the many suspense sequences in an effective, low-key style that eschews action in favor of carefully-built tension. He also deploys some large-scale visual effects by John Dykstra in an impressive manner during the jet-driven finale. The character of Mitchell Gant stretches Eastwood out of his comfort zone as an actor -- the character's flashback scenes require a level of Method-acting intensity that Eastwood never quite summons up -- but he does a solid job of portraying Gant's quiet fear and paranoia on the mission. His work in this area is aided immensely by excellent support performances from Freddie Jones as a dryly humorous British intelligence agent and Warren Clarke as a stern but brave Russian operative who helps Eastwood behind enemy lines. To sum up, Firefox is a much better film that its reputation suggests and well worth the time for spy movie fans and Eastwood aficionados alike.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2002
UPC:
0085391791621
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:16:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; All-new digital transfer; Soundtrack remastered in Dolgy Digital 5.1; Making of documentary Clint Eastwood: director; Interactive menus; Eastwood film highlights; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Subtitles: English & Français

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Mitchell Gant
Fred Jones Kenneth Aubrey
David Huffman Buckholz
Warren Clarke Pavel Upenskoy
Ronald Lacey Semelovsky
Kenneth Colley Col. Kontarsky
Klaus Löwitsch General Vladimirov
Nigel Hawthorne Pyotr Baranovich
Stefan Schnabel First Secretary
Thomas Hill General Brown
Clive Merrison Maj. Lanyev
Dimitra Arliss Natalia
Marion Dougherty Actor
Barrie Houghton Actor
David Meyer Actor
Gene Scherer Actor
Mary Selway Actor
Kai Wulff Lieutenant Colonel Voskov
Austin Willis Walters
Michael Currie Capt. Seerbacker
James Staley Lt. Cmdr. Fleischer
Ward Costello Gen. Rogers
Alan Tilvern Air Marshal Kutuzov
Oliver Cotton Dimitri Priabin
Bernard Behrens William Saltonstall
Richard Derr Adm. Curtin
Woody Eney Maj. Dietz
Bernard Erhard KGB Guard
Hugh Fraser Police Inspector Tortyev
David Gant KGB Official
John Grillo Customs Officer
Czeslaw Grocholski Old Man
Neil Hunt Richard Cunningham
Vincent J. Isaac Sub Radio Operator
Alexei Jawdokimov Code Operator
Wolf Kahler KGB Chairman Andropov
Eugene Lipinski Kgb Agent
Curt Lowens Dr. Schuller
Lev Mailer Guard at Shower
Fritz Manes Captain
George Orrison Leon Sprague
Tony Papenfuss GRU Officer
Oliver Pierre Barkh
George Pravda General Barov
John Ratzenberger Chief Peck
Alex Rodine Captain of the Riga
Warwick Sims Shelley
Malcolm Storry KGB Agent
John Yates Admiral Pearson
Alexander Zale Riga Fire Control Chief
Maurice Jarre Conductor

Technical Credits
Clint Eastwood Director,Producer
Ernie Bishop Set Decoration/Design
Elayne Barbara Ceder Art Director
Roger Dorney Special Effects
John Dykstra Special Effects
Don French Asst. Director
Charles Gaspar Special Effects
John Graysmark Production Designer
Paul Hitchcock Associate Producer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Don Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Alex Lasker Screenwriter
Fritz Manes Executive Producer
Al Miller Special Effects
Beala Neel Production Designer
Steve Perry Asst. Director
Robert Shepherd Special Effects
Ronald Spang Editor
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Ferris Webster Editor
Wendell Wellman Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Scorching Memories [4:37]
2. About Firefox [4:29]
3. We Need You [2:49]
4. Just Have to Succeed [4:08]
5. Beginning of the Road [4:42]
6. Suspicious Reception [4:28]
7. Kontarsky's Counterplot [1:37]
8. Stroll in Moscow [3:28]
9. Murder...and a New Identity [2:55]
10. Shadowed in the Subway [5:05]
11. Lavatory Menace [5:24]
12. Seeking Criminals [2:45]
13. Another Guise [5:06]
14. Waiting Game [3:01]
15. Battered Corpse; Man in the Photo [2:13]
16. Dropped Off [4:28]
17. Dr. Baranovich [1:22]
18. Heavy Traffic [1:30]
19. Scenario for Theft [3:58]
20. Infiltrating the Base [4:26]
21. The Net Tightens [4:17]
22. Torment in the Shower [2:28]
23. The Secret Is Out [1:24]
24. Sacrificed Lives [2:38]
25. Firefox Aloft [1:53]
26. First Secretary's Threat [4:40]
27. What This Thing Can Do [5:35]
28. Trap Laid-and Foiled [1:33]
29. Low-Flying Close Call [9:09]
30. Last-Ditch Strategy [2:12]
31. Second Firefox Aloft [1:53]
32. Going Swimming [1:58]
33. Vladimirov Takes Charge [3:15]
34. Makeshift Runway Takeoff [4:13]
35. Hot Pursuit Over Cold Terrain [3:52]
36. Rapid descent [4:23]
37. Thinking Correctly [1:44]
38. End Credits [1:18]

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Firefox 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Did anybody purchased The Firefox DVD noticed its running time?Is this a full-length 137 mins version or 124 mins short version?The region 3 DVD I got is the 124 mins cut .
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would reccomend this movie to anyone who enjoys a movie with confusing loyalties A good fast pace very inntelectual dialoge, and a apreciation for the way we can move about in a free world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in a story of twisted loyalties.A mark for just how far people are willing to go to get what they want.Shows how small one is when compared to the larger picture.
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
Clint Eastwood is a personal fav actor/director of mine. I've seen a good majority of his movies. When watching this one recently, it seemed to me like it was one I'd seen at least part of once upon a time, because parts of it seemed somewhat familiar to me, but I couldn't quite place whether I'd seen the whole thing or not. If I had, it was probably when I was a kid. Regardless, for it's time, I thought this was a very cool movie. Eastwood both acts and directs in this one...and does a dang fine job of it too, I might add. This is a pretty awesome action movie for starters, but it also plays out a lot like a secret agent movie, in the sense that he has to sneak into Russian under different aliases, meet up with certain contacts, and eventually penetrate a Russian base to steal a secret aircraft. Some of it was pretty intense. There were several supporting actors, too, that I have not seen in a whole lot before that I recall, but I knew them very well from roles in movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The whole cast did pretty well in this, and it was very enjoyable. If you are into action & suspense, then definitely check this one out if you have never seen it!