Firefox (1982, dir. Clint Eastwood)

A Vietnam veteran pilot is tasked with stealing a high-tech Soviet fighter plane. Slightly clunky Cold War-meets-SF thriller, though with strength in depth in its casting, and with then-groundbreaking visual effects, plus a splendid MauriceĀ Jarre score.

The Enforcer (1976, dir. James Fargo)

Dirty Harry Callahan – now with a female partner – takes on a terrorist cell holding San Francisco to ransom. Third in the series, and the decline has set in; a straightforward and at timesĀ brutal actioner with some moments of cynical humour to redeem it.