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Blue Thunder 

An advanced prototype police helicopter and their ground support crew battle crime.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
James Farentino ...  Frank Chaney 11 episodes, 1984
Dana Carvey ...  Clinton 'JAFO' Wonderlove 11 episodes, 1984
Sandy McPeak ...  Captain Braddock 11 episodes, 1984
Dick Butkus ...  Richard 'Ski' Butowski 11 episodes, 1984
Bubba Smith ...  Lyman 'Bubba' Kelsey 11 episodes, 1984
Ann Cooper ...  J.J. Douglas 10 episodes, 1984
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das fliegende Auge See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(11 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

PVC: Well what's that bird Chaney? You look like you're flying my Grandmother's old wringle washer!
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Connections

Featured in MacGyver: Pilot (1985) See more »

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Fun 80's show!
4 May 2007 | by capt-videoSee all my reviews

Blue Thunder was a fun TV series inspired by the 1983 movie of the same title. That movie was an edgy adult thriller with an R rating that was impossible to emulate in a kid friendly 80's made for TV action series. Instead the Blue Thunder TV series was similar to other 80's kid friendly action shows such as the Dukes of Hazzard, the A Team, Knight Rider, and Street Hawk. Each episode featured aerial dogfights, car crashes, fist fights, explosions, shootouts, lots of 80's TV FX, and nasty/hammy bad guys. The brave heroes of the series were played by James Farentino, Bubba Smith, Dick Butkus, and - Dana Carvey! Plus the true star of every episode was the cool Blue Thunder 'copter! How could I not like this show? I'm having a great time watching it on DVD. Blue Thunder the series is an entertaining 80's action show. Good fun!


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