Blue Thunder (1983)
A Vietnam vet is assigned to fly Blue Thunder, an experimental, high-tech helicopter as part of an anti-terrorist task force in this action hit. The copter is soon pressed into action by the efforts of the vet's former friend, now a brutal villain planning a takeover of the United States.
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Critic Reviews for Blue Thunder
The battle in Blue Thunder is less between Scheider's edgy police pilot Frank Murphy and his ultimate nemesis (Malcom McDowell), as it is between Murphy and the high-tech beast he's asked to pilot.
As a cop-action flick this isn't bad, but it fits the mold so thoroughly that it feels more familiar than it should.
I've always had a weakness for Blue Thunder, which seemed terribly exciting during my teen years. More than two decades later, I can admit that it's not a great picture. But I still like it.
Despite some big lapses in logic, Blue Thunder is a thrilling action-adventure with a smart, cynical attitude and a villain (Malcolm McDowell) you'll just love to hate.
So bad it must be a Badham picture.
Well-made action flick with high-tech police chopper. Solid performances from Roy Scheider and Daniel Stern.
Scheider's quite great in this techno-helicopter thriller.
Audience Reviews for Blue Thunder
Blast from the past,this superb action movie from 1983 still stands tall.Yes its a little dated but the theme and story line stand up well even now.Roy Scheider give a wonderful perfromace as frank murphy a police helicopter polet with a dodgy past.What is the best thing about the movie is the dog fight in the last 30 mins or so.Its well done and with no CGI at the time makes the stunts so more incredable.Need to see to believe and even todays standed its still brillant and no film that i seen as come close.If you not seen it yet get a copy now and if you got a blu ray player see it in that its so cool...More
Not a bad flick. This was good for the days when everything was about a super powered vehicle of some sort. The story is good and the acting wasn't half bad.More
Even when I was a teenage boy, I still found this dull. Basically a helicopter gunship goes round shooting things and erm...well, that's about it. There isn't even that much action.More
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