It rips through the skies at six times the speed of sound, is invisible to radar and spits death - launching and guiding missiles purely by the pilot's thoughts. It's the MIG-31, the most devastating war machine ever built, code name Firefox. But Firefox belongs to the Russians. To maintain the balance of world power, the West must steal it. Clint Eastwood directs and stars as ace U.S. pilot Mitchell Gant, the man for the job.
The essence is that our reluctant ace pilot hero (Clint) has to kidnap a highly advanced Russian air plane. Some of the Iron Curtain / KGB elements of the plot are dated. There is a strong Bond feeling about some scenes. The almost comic monologue as the pilot skims along at Mach 5. One is waiting for the corny pun at the end of the scene. The differences include no Gant girl, only 2 explosions and no arch villain. For these I think I prefer Firefox. The fight scenes and close misses are gripping and I recommend this old action thriller.