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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One of the re-writes of Dan O'Bannon's and Don Jakoby's original Blue Thunder screenplay was entitled Whisper Mode. See more
Murphy, after downing Montoya's helicopter says, "AH! Not again!" without moving his lips. In the same scene he says, "Ok chaps, How'd you like to follow my leader?" His lips say, "Follow my leader now!" See more
[voice on the cockpit voice recorder
I found out what JAFO is. "Just Another Fucking Observer", huh?
The hardware, weaponry and surveillance systems depicted in this film are real and in use in the United States today. See more
Referenced in Fear City