Blue Thunder (1983)
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|The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.|
Editor's NoteThe air above Los Angeles has become a battle ground in this explosive action thriller. Roy Scheider (JAWS) stars as Frank Murphy, a courageous and honorable Los Angeles police officer who is chosen to test run Blue Thunder, a high-tech experimental attack helicopter that comes complete with listening devices, camera lenses, and computer files. While flying Blue Thunder, Murphy and his partner, Lymangood (Daniel Stern) discover that the government intends to use the helicopter for corrupt crowd control and surveillance. The top-secret operation is being run by a sinister colonel (Malcolm McDowell), who will stop at nothing to keep the devious military conspiracy a secret. In an effort to expose the covert military operation Murphy decides to "borrow" Blue Thunder, flying against military and police aircrafts on a death-defying flight. Superb special effects and daredevil stunts combine with breathtaking cinematography to create a dizzying battle for justice.
Blue Thunder - DVD Review
By: Keith Breese filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 7/31/2009 7:48 PM
|When John Badham’s Blue Thunder came out I was just a kid, but the film made quite an impression on me. I didn’t actually see it. And I suspect that most of the kids who told me long rambling stories about it didn’t either. It was one of those school yard legends, like the one about the woman in the apartment across from the middle school who gets undressed in her window for all the world to see, or the one about the kid who was skateboarding a swimming pool and found a machine gun in the deep end. Blue Thunder was just the sweetest thing we could imagine. I mean, it was a helicopter that flew silently (so the story went) and it was all high tech and it could kill a million people in a few seconds....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Dan O'Bannon - Screenwriter|
|John Badham - Director|
Plot SummaryA police helicopter pilot is chosen to test an experimental chopper capable of performing an abundance of high-tech feats. Shortly after witnessing a murder while on duty, the policeman discovers that the government is involved in a sinister plot involving the use of the chopper.