Cinema: Fast Flight

FIREFOX Directed by Clint Eastwood Screenplay by Alex Lasher and Wendell Wellman

There are two movies in Firefox. The first is earthbound, the kind of well-made but not very venturesome adventure picture that almost four decades of cold war have made all too familiar. The second, however, is airborne, an extravagant flight into the realm of special visual effects. For the film's producer-director-star, Clint Eastwood, it represents an attempt to arrange a shrewd encounter of a new kind, with the young audience that likes things that go whoosh in the night.

Eastwood plays Mitchell Gant, a sometime hot pilot in Nam, still...

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