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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The filming was done partly by real helicopters, part via radio-controlled flying models, and part by static cockpit with rear projection. See more
Several times when Murphy is wearing his watch over a sweat band, insert shots show the watch against a bare wrist. See more
[chasing after Braddock during a row about Murphy
He's finished! And if there's so much as a scratch on the aircraft, so are you!
The hardware, weaponry and surveillance systems depicted in this film are real and in use in the United States today. See more
Referenced in The Matrix