Blue Thunder 1983

Blue Thunder is a specially modified helicopter. It is for police work, but is armed and designed to counter street insurgencies. It's makers want to show what it will do, but have to train a 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.

Books with substantial mentioning of Blue Thunder
James Robert Parish
The Great Cop Pictures
Metuchen, N.J., & London, 1990
Books with an entry on Blue Thunder
Larry Langman & David Ebner
Encyclopedia of American Spy Films
New York & London, 1990
Kenneth M. Chanko, Blue Thunder, in: Films in Review, vol. 34, 1983 pp. 303-304
Author:Kenneth M. Chanko
Title:Blue Thunder
Magazine:Films in Review
Illustrations:  no
Review of:   Blue Thunder (1983)

Blue Thunder
United States 1983

Directed by

Candy Clark
Frances E. Nealy


Running time:109 minutes
Country:United States

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