Blue Thunder is a specially modified helicopter. It is for police work, but is armed and designed to counter street insurgencies. Its makers want to show what it will do, but have to train Los Angeles Police pilot Frank Murphy to fly and use it in order to allow it to operate in the city. Murphy and the project pilot have differences going back to Vietnam. The conflict between them continues to heat up as Murphy begins to suspect that Blue Thunder is more than has been disclosed. Written by
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Did You Know?
Early in the film, when Murphy and Lymangood are in their first tour of duty. The female dispatcher who alerts them of a a robbery on Vineland and Burbank and a subsequent call is Shaaron Claridge
, the same female dispatcher heard in the entire run of the TV series Adam-12
(1968). In real life, Claridge was a second-shift radiotelephone operator or police radio dispatcher at the Van Nuys Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. Her voice was also heard on episodes of "Dragnet", "Lou Grant" and "Columbo". See more
At the beginning of the demonstration, the skid gear of the camera helicopter and the feet of the cameraman are seen behind Blue Thunder. See more
You think I don't know about that silly twit up in Encino, for Chrissakes? I had twenty years in this outfit, when your idea of a good time was sittin' in front of the TV tube, watchin' Bugs Bunny and gnawing on your fudgcicle.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more