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* VillainRespect: After Gant recovers from his stall during his dogfight with Voskov, the latter flies next to Gant and salutes him before resuming their dogfight.


* OhCrap: The look on Col. Kontarsky's face as the First Secretary's car pulls up, JUST as the Firefox begins taking-off.

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* OhCrap: The look on Col. Kontarsky's face Kontarsky gets three in a row:
** Once when he and his aide realize Gant is going to steal the Firefox.
** Again when he catches Gant in the plane itself.
** Finally,
as the First Secretary's car pulls up, JUST as the Firefox begins taking-off.

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** MIG is also a Russian word that means "in a moment" and is a slang term for speed, referencing the Firefox's top speed of Mach 6.

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*AerialCanyonChase: Part of the climatic dogfight involves both MIG-31s flying at supersonic speeds through a canyon.


* ChekhovsGun: A literal example, the rearward-defense pods. Not flares but aerial ''mines'', which he uses to great effect on the second Firefox, destroying it.
** In the hanger scene, the camera lingers a little too long on [[spoiler:The Second Firefox]].

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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A literal example, the rearward-defense pods. Not flares but aerial ''mines'', which he uses to great effect on the second Firefox, destroying it.
** In the hanger scene, the camera lingers a little too long on [[spoiler:The Second Firefox]].the second Firefox.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Gant wears a black flight suit and helmet, the pilot of the second Firefox wears an orange suit and white helmet.


* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover makes it look like this is a wacky '80s action flick and while that may be true for the second half, the first half is more an espionage thriller a la the Jason Bourne films.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover makes it look like this is a wacky over-the-top '80s action flick and while that may be true for the second half, the first half is more an of a subdued espionage thriller a la the Jason Bourne films.


* RealityEnsues: All the dissidents who help Gant [[spoiler:are killed off by the Soviets; no rescue for them]].

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* RealityEnsues: All the dissidents who help Gant [[spoiler:are killed off murdered by the Soviets; no Hollywood-esque heroic rescue for them]].


* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover makes it look like this is a wacky '80s action flick and while that may be true for the second half, the first half is more an espionage thriller a la Jason Bourne or TheWilbyConspiracy.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover makes it look like this is a wacky '80s action flick and while that may be true for the second half, the first half is more an espionage thriller a la the Jason Bourne or TheWilbyConspiracy.films.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover makes it look like this is a wacky '80s action flick and while that may be true for the second half, the first half is more an espionage thriller a la Jason Bourne or TheWilbyConspiracy.


* FakeRussian: Loads and loads of FakeRussian.


* CaliforniaDoubling: Vienna stands in for Moscow, for obvious reasons. Hilariously combined with TelevisionGeography - Creator/ClintEastwood enters subway line U1 at Karlsplatz, but gets off at Schönbrunn, a U4 station.
** Gant's ranch in "Alaska" is really Clint Eastwood's ranch in California (Mt. Shasta can clearly be seen in one shot).


* RealityEnsues: All the dissidents who help Gant [[spoiler:are killed off by the Soviets]].

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* RealityEnsues: All the dissidents who help Gant [[spoiler:are killed off by the Soviets]].Soviets; no rescue for them]].

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* RealityEnsues: All the dissidents who help Gant [[spoiler:are killed off by the Soviets]].

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* MeaningfulName: A '''Mi'''koyan '''G'''urevich ('''[=MiG=]''') aircraft - stolen by '''Mi'''tchell '''G'''ant.

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