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. Written by
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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?
At the beginning of the final battle scenes Murphy is shot at by two F-16 fighters that miss, first blowing up a restaurant and then blowing out the side of a high-rise. In both instances the debris falling from the sky is obviously styrofoam and not concrete or steel. See more
Hey, I've got a black guy in a beanie down there! Looks like he's selling dope out of a van!
Is that a red beanie?
Yeah, that's him!
He's our's - undercover buy program.
Oh, right, right right right, yeah!
You *were* at the briefing?
Yes, Sir, Sir! I guess I just forgot, Sir!
You're going to fit right in!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Robot Jox
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