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?
The Aerospatiele SA341G Gazelle helicopter used in Blue Thunder was the first to employ the Fenestron enclosed tail rotor assembly. See more
The shoulder patch of the intercepting F-16 pilots was from the 6512th Test Squadron. The mission of this unit is to test fly various aircraft. They are not a front-line combat unit, and would not be used to intercept or shoot down an enemy aircraft. See more
Los Angeles Mobile?
Mobile, listen get me KBLA TV!
That number is listed in your directory sir.
Don't give me any static lady. This is a police emergency. Get me KBLA TV right now.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more
Spin-off Blue Thunder
Theme From Blue Thunder (Dance Version)
Written by Arthur B. Rubinstein
(as Arthur Rubinstein)
Performed by Arthur B. Rubinstein
, Cynthia Morrow
, Brian Banks
and Anthony Marinelli
(as the Beepers)
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
& Brian Banks
Arranged by Reno Romano, Anthony Marinelli
, Brian Banks
& Evan Pace See more