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 film is dedicated to Warren Oates
(1928-1982), who played Capt. Jack Braddock and whose final film this was. The text can be seen after the end of the credits: FOR WARREN OATES WITH LOVE FOR ALL THE JOY YOU GAVE US See more
At the beginning of the final battle scenes Murphy is shot at by two F-16 fighters that miss, first blowing up a restaurant and then blowing out the side of a high-rise. In both instances the debris falling from the sky is obviously styrofoam and not concrete or steel. See more
[voice on the cockpit voice recorder
I found out what JAFO is. "Just Another Fucking Observer", huh?
There are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more
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