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.
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Skies Will Never Be the Same!
See more »
Did You Know?
The filming was done partly by real helicopters, part via radio-controlled flying models, and part by static cockpit with rear projection. See more
When Murphy and Lymangood are called into Braddock's office after the assault on McNeely, Braddock refers to the nude gymnast as "...that twit..." (in Encino IIRC)", but his lips appear to voice a more vulgar term instead of "twit". See more
[Braddock and Murphy have watched Blue Thunder perform a selective firepower demonstration
Well, look at that, all the red dummies are blown to hell.
And a few white ones!
One civilian dead for every ten terrorists. That's an acceptable ratio.
[Leaning closer to Braddock
Unless you're one of the civilians!
The hardware, weaponry and surveillance systems depicted in this film are real and in use in the United States today. See more
A voyeurism sequence has Murphy and Lymangood hovering near a window to spy on a limber girl doing a nude workout. The TV version has an alternate sequence with the same girl working out in bikini underwear and doing different moves. See more
Referenced in Psych: Daredevils!
Theme From Blue Thunder (Dance Version)
Written by Arthur B. 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