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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Frank Murphy drives a 1979 Turbo TransAm. See more
In the "Follow My Leader" sequence, interior shots of Cochrane show an overcast, cloudy sky, while exterior shots show a cloudless (if smoggy) blue sky. See more
Grab your ankles and kiss your ass goodbye Jafo. We're going down.
The hardware, weaponry and surveillance systems depicted in this film are real and in use in the United States today. See more