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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When Kate and "Alf Hewitt" are in the TV studio watching Murphy's video tape, Hewitt talks to someone on the phone, but his lips are totally out of sync with the dialogue. See more
[after Lymangood interrupts him chewing out Murphy
You're supposed to be stupid, son. Don't abuse the privilege.
The hardware, weaponry and surveillance systems depicted in this film are real and in use in the United States today. See more
References Laverne & Shirley