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?
One of the re-writes of Dan O'Bannon's and Don Jakoby's original Blue Thunder screenplay was entitled Whisper Mode. 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
All right, Murphy, it's time to put your money where your mouth is.
The hardware, weaponry and surveillance systems depicted in this film are real and in use in the United States today. See more
Referenced in Spaced: Mettle