Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sc-Fi Wisdom of the Week

"Mr. Gant, you are an American. You are a free man. I am not. There is a difference. If I resent the men in London who are ordering my death, then it is a small thing when compared with my resentment of the KGB."

- Firefox (1982), to be reviewed here tomorrow.


  1. The memory dims with age, but I'm pretty sure this was the first Cold War flick I saw as a kid. Once again, thank you, Cinemax.

    Got a chuckle out of "Meester Gant" and frustration from trying to accurately construct one of those MiGs out of my stash of Legos.

  2. Hi Randal,

    My memory vis-a-vis Firefox has not been so great, either. I loved it when I watched it a decade ago and have lived off that memory since. When I watched the movie again last week, I still found much to praise, but also found the thing over-long and a little dull at parts. Man!



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