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
Cochran sabotages Murphy's Bell jet ranger by removing the cotter pin and loosening the nut on the throttle-control linkage bolt so it can slip out. Aviation bolts are always installed head-end up as a safety precaution to keep the bolt in place should the nut come off. See more
I've been trying to get you all night. Why don't you answer your fucking beeper?
I just wanna tell you, Jack, that the next time I'm suspended, so is my fucking beeper!
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Referenced in Get Crazy