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 Skies Will Never Be the Same!
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Did You Know?
The stunt driver who drove the police motorcycle chasing Kate, and later crashed into the car carrier, actually broke his ankle on that attempt. See more
Paint scrapes on Lymangood's helmet vary between scenes (and often within the same scene). See more
Col. F.E. Cochrane
I had another stoppage! I nearly killed the lot of you on that second pass. You can tell Ordnance from me, if it happens again, I'll have their balls for breakfast!
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 Cinema Snob: Robot Jox