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.
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The television control room shown early in the film is the same control room set seen extensively in The China Syndrome
(1979). See more
A 20-lb (9 kg) fragmentary warhead of AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles fired by F-16 fighters should not cause such massive damage in buildings. See more
[Murphy and Lymangood are on patrol
All those people. What do you suppose they're all doing down there?
Well, according to the latest statistics, about 1 million, 775 thousand of them are... getting it on!
That many, eh!
The rest are waiting for 'Laverne and Shirley'!
The end credits are played over a still image of Murphy walking away from the wreckage of Blue Thunder. See more
There are at least two versions of the movie differing in soundtrack. One version features an orchestral/piano version of the theme for the final credits (seen on German television), another version features a synthesizer version with drums for the final credits (seen on US DVD release). See more
Theme From Blue Thunder (Murphy's Law)
Written by Arthur B. Rubinstein
Performed by Arthur B. Rubinstein
, Cynthia Morrow
, Brian Banks
and Anthony Marinelli
(as the Beepers)
Produced by Evan Pace
Associate Produced by Reno Romano See more