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 frame is reversed during a brief overhead shot when second police car approaches the drive-in theatre; traffic is shown keeping left, and the cruiser passes a light-colored vehicle on its right, but in the striped median. See more
[Icelan and Braddock are discussing Murphy
He checks his sanity with a wrist watch!
What do you check yours with, a dipstick?
"For Warren Oates, with love for all the joy you gave us." See more
ABC edited 14 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more
Spin-off Blue Thunder
Theme From Blue Thunder (Dance Version)
Written by Arthur B. Rubinstein
(as Arthur 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