• 15
  • Clint Eastwood (1982)
  • US
  • 119 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Given the level of his achievement since, it's hard to remember that in his early career as a director, Clint Eastwood delivered up one or two boring and emotionless films - The Rookie and The Eiger Sanction to name but two - and this violent Cold War affair is hard going for even the most dedicated of fans. Eastwood plays a disillusioned flier who is sent across the Iron Curtain to steal a new Russian jet and bring it back home. The supporting Britpack (Warren Clarke, Freddie Jones, Ronald Lacey) hams it up for all it's worth, but, while there are some decent flying sequences, Eastwood's heart doesn't appear to be in it.

Plot Summary

Cold War espionage thriller directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. When the Soviet Union develops a deadly new supersonic fighter, western intelligence agencies track down maverick pilot Mitchell Gant, retired since his harrowing experiences in Vietnam. Gant is sent to Moscow to steal the top secret plane.

Cast and crew


Mitchell Gant
Clint Eastwood
Kenneth Aubrey
Freddie Jones
David Huffman
Pavel Upenskoy
Warren Clarke
Ronald Lacey
Colonel Kontarsky
Kenneth Colley
General Vladimirov
Klaus Löwitsch
Pyotr Baranovich
Nigel Hawthorne
First Secretary
Stefan Schnabel
General Brown
Thomas Hill
Major Lanyev
Clive Merrison
Lt Col Voskov
Kai Wulff
Dimitra Arliss


Clint Eastwood

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Edited for language and violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15

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