An advanced prototype police helicopter and their ground support crew battle crime.
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 Frank Chaney (11 episodes, 1984)
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 Clinton 'JAFO' Wonderlove (11 episodes, 1984)
Sandy McPeak ...
 Captain Braddock (11 episodes, 1984)
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 Richard 'Ski' Butowski (11 episodes, 1984)
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 Lyman 'Bubba' Kelsey (11 episodes, 1984)
Ann Cooper ...
 J.J. Douglas (10 episodes, 1984)
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Lt. Frank Chaney of the LAPD is a maverick cop with unorthodox methods who is assigned to the Blue Thunder Team, which uses a very advanced gadget-filled helicopter in its fight against crime. "Blue Thunder" is capable of great speed and maneuverability, can run silently in "whisper mode", and is armed with the most powerful weapons in development. His partner is a fresh-faced rookie with the improbable name of Wonderlove, and ground support is supplied by ex-athletes Ski and Bubba, who drive a sophisticated van. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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6 January 1984 (USA)  »

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Das fliegende Auge  »

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According to a report in TV Guide (Sept 3-9, 1983), Gil Gerard had been signed to play a pilot on "Blue Thunder." See more »

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PVC: Well what's that bird Chaney? You look like you're flying my Grandmother's old wringle washer!
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Referenced in 3rd Rock from the Sun: D3: Judgment Day (1998) See more »

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The A-Team and Airwolf Double, but better than Streethawk
18 May 2002 | by (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK) – See all my reviews

After seeing only the Pilot episode (''Second Thunder'') and the next proper episode to follow (''A Clear and Present Day''), I have to say this spinoff series inspired by the original 1983 box-office smash hit of the same name, is a worthy and stylish piece of television, fiananced by Rastar Productions and the original film's distributer, Columbia Pictures. Dana Carvey get's on my nerves sometimes with his over-the-top humour (noticably taken from Dwight Schultz's Murdock in 'The A-Team'), but the aerial action sequences are superb. Seeing as only 11 episodes were produced, I would have to say it is miles ahead of the 1985 13-episode 'Streethawk' series, seeing as both were aired on ABC in the Eighties. The new theme music is now one of my favourites, but I still recognise the constant drum beat used also constantly in 'The A-Team'. All in all, I would rate these show 8/10. Although the original aerial police station base wasn't available to the show's production team, the stock footage taken from the original film is well put together and the soundstages are alright, but a bit of a goof, with the slow rotating blades above the actors, plus no backing motion video playing to simulate the actors actually flying in the air, which was seen in 'Airwolf'.


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