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?
That Casio LCD watch with that "countdown" Murphy uses to "check his sanity" actually belongs to John Badham
, the director. See more
When Lymangood is being chased just before he is killed, his hands are taped together. After he is struck by the car and sprawls out on the pavement his hands are clearly free and apart. But when the EMTs are picking him up and putting him in the body bag, his hands are again taped together. See more
[trying to force the helicopter into doing a full flip
Come on, you tub of shit!
The hardware, weaponry and surveillance systems depicted in this film are real and in use in the United States today. See more
Referenced in Deadly Premonition