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Blue Thunder (1983) Poster

(1983)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Badham

Writing Credits  

Dan O'Bannon ... (written by) &
Don Jakoby ... (written by)
 
Dean Riesner ... (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Kate
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Paul Roebling ...
Icelan
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Fletcher
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Montoya
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Ed Bernard ...
Sgt. Short
Jason Bernard ...
Mayor
Mario Machado ...
Himself
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Alf Hewitt
Pat McNamara ...
Matusek
Jack Murdock ...
Kress
Clifford A. Pellow ...
Allen (as Clifford Pellow)
Paul Lambert ...
Holmes
Phil Feldman ...
Col. Coe
John Garber ...
Tough Mechanic
Anthony James ...
Grundelius
Robin Braxton ...
Diane McNeely (as Robin Brantos)
Anna Forrest ...
Nudy Lucy
Ricky Slyter ...
Timmy
Reid Cruickshanks ...
Chief of Police
Billy Ray Sharkey ...
Air Controller
Fred Slyter ...
Air Controller
John Gladstein ...
Fighter Pilot
Ross Reynolds ...
Helicoper Pilot
Karl A. Wickman ...
Helicopter Pilot
James W. Gavin ...
Helicopter Pilot
Thomas H. Friedkin ...
Helicopter Pilot (as Tom Friedkin)
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Policeman at Bridge
Mickey Gilbert ...
Policeman
William T. Lane ...
Policeman (as Bill Lane)
Lolly Boroff ...
TV Director
Patti Clifton ...
Hooker
Ernest Harada ...
John
Frances E. Nealy ...
Mayor's Aide
Jose Pepe R. Gonzales ...
Drive-In Custodian
Jerry Ziesmer ...
Pilot
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Observer
John Ashby ...
Thief
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Thief
Norman Alexander Gibbs ...
Man in Beanie
Bill M. Ryusaki ...
Vietcong Soldier (as Bill Ryusaki)
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Motorcycle Cop
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Thug (as Tom Rosales)
Larry Randles ...
Thug
Peter Miller ...
Detective
Mike H. McGaughy ...
Observer (as Mike McGaughy)
Calvin Bronx
Lucinda Crosby ...
Bel-Air Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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TV Director (uncredited)
Shaaron Claridge ...
Police Dispatcher (voice) (uncredited)
Eurlyne Epper ...
Girl with Bike (uncredited)
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Car Crash Rescuer (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ...
Assault Man (uncredited)
Frank Morriss ...
F-16 Pilot (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Gordon Carroll ... producer
Gregg Champion ... associate producer
Phil Feldman ... executive producer
Andrew Fogelson ... executive producer

Music by 

Arthur B. Rubinstein

Cinematography by 

John A. Alonzo

Film Editing by 

Edward M. Abroms
Frank Morriss

Casting By 

Dianne Crittenden

Production Design by 

Sydney Z. Litwack

Art Direction by 

Bernie Cutler

Set Decoration by 

Mickey S. Michaels

Costume Design by 

Marianna Elliott

Makeup Department 

Stephen Elsbree ... hair stylist
Greg LaCava ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Phil Rawlins ... unit production manager
John G. Wilson ... unit production manager (as John Wilson)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Gregg Champion ... second unit director
Kevin G. Cremin ... first assistant director: second unit (as Kevin Cremin)
Tom Davies ... second assistant director
James W. Gavin ... second unit director: aerial
Daniel J. Heffner ... second second assistant director: additional photography
Terry Leonard ... second unit director: stunt
Daniel McCauley ... first assistant director (as Danny McCauley)
Chris Soldo ... second assistant director
Jerry Ziesmer ... assistant director

Art Department 

Cate Bangs ... set designer
Larry Clark Bird ... property master
Susan Carsello ... lead person
Carmine Goglia ... stand-by painter
Philip Harrison ... visual consultant
Petko D. Kadiev ... illustrator (as Petko Kadiev)
Al Litteken ... construction coordinator
Fred Tuch ... illustrator
Ken Zimmerman ... assistant property master
Laurie Arnow-Epstein ... construction auditor (uncredited)
Christopher Burian-Mohr ... set designer (uncredited)
Glen Cooper ... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Mike Holowach ... prop assistant (uncredited)
James Hughlett ... swing gang (uncredited)
Moe Larson ... painter foreman (uncredited)
Richard Leon ... swing gang (uncredited)
Lee Orlikoff ... swing gang (uncredited)
Fred Rainer ... swing gang (uncredited)
Jerry Sargent ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Michael Schmidt ... lead person (uncredited)
William Trobaugh ... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Donald B. Woodruff ... set designer (uncredited)
Jim Zemansky ... swing gang (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Roy Bean ... cable person
Milton C. Burrow ... sound effects editor
Scott Burrow ... sound effects editor
Tim Cooney ... production sound mixer
Don Digirolamo ... sound re-recording mixer
John Glascock ... production sound mixer / sound mixer
Robert Glass ... sound re-recording mixer
David M. Horton ... sound effects editor
Robert Knudson ... sound re-recording mixer
William L. Manger ... supervising sound effects editor
Anthony Marinelli ... special sound effects
Alma Martinez ... adr
Art Ottinger ... sound effects editor (as Arthur Ottinger)
Robert A. Reich ... sound effects editor
Chester Slomka ... sound effects editor (as Chester L. Slomka)
Larry Stensvold ... sound re-recording mixer
Carl Pagano ... cable person (uncredited)
John Roesch ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Peter Albiez ... special effects electronics
James Fredburg ... special effects technician
Chuck Gaspar ... special effects coordinator
Jeff Jarvis ... special effects supervisor
Richard Ratliff ... special effects
Richard Stutsman ... special effects technician
Jeffrey A. Wischnack ... special effects technician
Michael Barrett Jr. ... special effects (uncredited)
James Fredburg ... prop shop electronics (uncredited)
Raymond Klein ... special effects electronics (uncredited)
Michael Lantieri ... special effects electronics (uncredited)
Richard Lea ... special effects electronics (uncredited)
Thomas Mertz ... special effects (uncredited)
Dell Rheaume ... special effects (uncredited)
Bruce Robles ... special effects (uncredited)
Joseph C. Sasgen ... special effects electronics (uncredited)
Harold Selig ... special effects (uncredited)
Doyle Smiley ... special effects (uncredited)
Bob Stoker ... special effects (uncredited)
Lucinda Strub ... prop shop electronics (uncredited)
Richard Stutsman ... special effects (uncredited)
Matt Sweeney ... special effects (uncredited)
Marcel Vercoutere ... special effects (uncredited)
Gary Zink ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Jack Cooperman ... miniature photography
Rocco Gioffre ... matte artist
Don Hansard ... process projectionist
Tom Pahk ... model maker
Keith Shartle ... motion control production assistant
Hoyt Yeatman ... motion control supervisor
Eric Guaglione ... tracker/matchmover: DQI (uncredited)
Bill Hansard Jr. ... process projectionist (uncredited)
Bill Hansard ... process projectionist (uncredited)

Stunts 

Calvin Brown ... utility stunts
Monty Jordan ... stunt coordinator
John Ashby ... stunts (uncredited)
Gregory J. Barnett ... stunts (uncredited)
May Boss ... stunts (uncredited)
Colvin Brock ... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Brubaker ... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Burnett ... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Cremin ... stunts (uncredited)
Alex Daniels ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Davis ... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin Donnelly ... stunt double: pilot (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Ted Duncan ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Greg Wayne Elam ... stunts (uncredited)
Kenny Endoso ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Glory Fioramonti ... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert ... stunts (uncredited)
Clifford Happy ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt ... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Imada ... stunts (uncredited)
William T. Lane ... stunts (uncredited)
Julius LeFlore ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ... stunt coordinator (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Mike H. McGaughy ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill McIntosh ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty ... stunts (uncredited)
John Meier ... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie Moore ... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Ramsey ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Randles ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Kerry Rossall ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill M. Ryusaki ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller ... stunts (uncredited)
Ben Scott ... stunts (uncredited)
John-Clay Scott ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Stone ... stunts (uncredited)
Michael M. Vendrell ... stunts (uncredited)
Rock A. Walker ... stunts (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Wayne Baker ... assistant camera: second unit
Michael Barrett ... set lighting technician
Michael A. Chavez ... first assistant camera (as Michael Chavez)
Thomas Del Ruth ... director of photography: additional photography
Michael Ferris ... camera operator (as Mike Ferris)
Donald Glenn ... best boy grip (as Don Glenn)
Bud Heller ... key grip
Frank M. Holgate ... aerial camera operator (as Frank Holgate)
Paul Jacobsen ... set lighting technician
Horace Jordan ... first assistant camera
Hal Landaker ... video supervisor
Michael Douglas Middleton ... still photographer: location
John C. Moulds ... camera operator: second unit
David B. Nowell ... camera operator (as David Nowell)
Michael D. O'Shea ... camera operator
Dutch Presley ... best boy electric
Stuart A. Spohn ... gaffer
Kenji Takama ... camera operator
Bruce W. Talamon ... still photographer (as Bruce Talamon)
Rick Whitfield ... video coordinator
Mario Zavala ... second assistant camera
Frank Holdsworth ... best boy (uncredited)
Keith Kelsay ... assistant aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Steve Lippert ... fixtures (uncredited)
Kevin Presley ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Donald Schmitz ... grip (uncredited)
Clyde Smith ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Rod Weaver ... set lighting electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Pennie DuPont ... extras casting (as Pennie Du Pont)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Norman A. Burza ... costumer
Daniel J. Lester ... assistant costumer (as Danny Lester)

Editorial Department 

Jeff Jones ... assistant film editor
Manny Chaidez ... assistant editor (uncredited)
David H. Lloyd ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Clay Mitchell ... assistant to editor (uncredited)
Ben Williams ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Jim Cypherd ... electronic music producer
Laurie Higgins Tobias ... music editor
Steve Livingston ... music editor
Anthony Marinelli ... musician: synthesizer / performer: additional arrangements / song producer
Dennis S. Sands ... music scoring mixer
Antonio Romano ... music contractor (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Robert Neilson ... transportation coordinator
Dave Cohen ... driver (uncredited)
Gary Cruise ... driver (uncredited)
Wayne Davidson ... driver (uncredited)
Keith Dillin ... transportation captain (uncredited)
Lana Dirrane ... driver (uncredited)
Tom Gentry ... driver (uncredited)
Jake Jacobson ... driver (uncredited)
Ron Kelley ... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Richard A. Kelter ... driver (uncredited)
Maynard Lauritzen ... driver (uncredited)
Edwins Lyons ... driver (uncredited)
Bill Manning ... driver (uncredited)
Steve Michaels ... driver (uncredited)
Gabriel Ormenyi ... driver (uncredited)
Joel Renfro ... driver (uncredited)
George Reynolds ... driver (uncredited)
Tom Roberts ... driver (uncredited)
Jerry Sater ... driver (uncredited)
Chuck Schmitter ... driver (uncredited)
Robert Suer ... driver (uncredited)
Gene Warnecke ... driver (uncredited)
Kay Watson ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew 

Jeffrey Benjamin ... production associate
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Norman Gan ... assistant to the producer
John Garber ... dialogue coach
Ernie Gustafsson ... helicopter mechanic
Dana Satler Hankins ... assistant to director / assistant: Mr. Badham (as Dana Satler)
Rob Harland ... location manager
John James ... location manager
Trish Kinney ... script supervisor
Alan Landaker ... chief engineer
Anthony Marinelli ... synthesizer programmer
Art Scholl ... pilot
Earl Wingard ... publicist
Laurie Arnow-Epstein ... construction accountant (uncredited)
Karin Buchanan ... secretary: Phil Feldman (uncredited)
Larry Butler ... technical advisor (uncredited)
James Deeth ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Chip Fowler ... production coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas H. Friedkin ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Lindsay Gilliland ... secretary: Gordon Carroll (uncredited)
Flynn Gold ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Penny Goodsell ... secretary: Andy Fogelson (uncredited)
Harry Hauss ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Luis Lara ... caterer (uncredited)
Robert H. Lemer ... associate to producer (uncredited)
Jane Lockwood ... production staff (uncredited)
Peter McKernan Sr. ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Jose Prieto ... helper (uncredited)
Ross Reynolds ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Danny Rowe ... mechanic (uncredited)
Ron Saffold ... craft service (uncredited)
Greta Shepherd ... secretary: Phil Feldman (uncredited)
B.J. Smith ... set medic (uncredited)
Karl A. Wickman ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Anna Zappia ... assistant coordinator (uncredited)

Thanks 

Warren Oates ... in memory of

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