Year: 1982
Production Co: The Malpaso Company
Director: Clint Eastwood
Producer: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood
In what must be one of Clint Eastwood's directorial debuts, this is among American's film industry's most shameless anti-Communist propaganda (like Rocky 4).

Taken on it's own merit, it's a fairly exciting little action thriller as an ex hotshot air force pilot (Eastwood) is given the task of infiltrating deepest darkest Communist Russia to steal a top secret warplane with the help of various inside moles (all of whom the system catches up with and brutally dispatches, one step behind the hero).

Everyone, from the hotel clerks to the soldiers, are stereotypical icy villians, one step away from landing on America's hallowed shores to rape their women and destroy their way of life.

But like much of Hollywood's dealings with the East in the early era of Reagenism, every chance to dig at the Communist system is pounced upon, however plausible or accurate.

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