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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Flying the most lethal weapon ever made... The Blue Thunder Special. At his fingertips, an infrared camera that can see right through your bedroom walls. A microphone that can record your most intimate conversations. And a 20mm electric cannon with six barrels that can turn your neighborhood into a raging inferno. But he's not headed for a war-torn country. He'll be cruising the skies of America. And only one man can stop him from using it on you.
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Did You Know?
A defense contractor offered to donate 50 million rounds of live ammunition for use in Blue Thunder's Gatling cannon during certain scenes. John Badham
declined the offer. See more
When the fighter pilot ejects they show him pulling a handle on the side of the seat. F-16 aircraft have ACES II seats, and the ejection handle is in the front of the seat, between the pilot's legs. See more
Stop calling me Sir - you sound like David Copperfield!
The end credits are played over a still image of Murphy walking away from the wreckage of Blue Thunder. 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 Glitch!
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