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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Did You Know?
FAA have to approve every single piece of equipment hung on the helicopter. They actually have inspectors checking the manufacturing of "The Special", i.e. Blue Thunder, to make sure it is airworthy. See more
Cochran chides Frank Murphy in the garage. "I heard your turbine failed. Or was it your flying?" His lips appear to say, "Shit happens" instead of "Or was it your flying." See more
What's the sensitivity of those mikes?
You can hear a mouse fart at 2000ft!
There are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more
Referenced in True Lies