Blue Thunder

1983

Blue Thunder

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A former Vietnam chopper-pilot is now in charge of a special high-tech helicopter that was designed to quell possible terrorist attacks during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. A bitter enemy makes plans to destroy this high-tech copter and bring about an armed takeover of the U.S.

Cast

Roy Scheider
as Officer Frank Murphy
Daniel Stern
as Officer Richard Lymangood
Malcolm McDowell
as Col. F.E. Cochrane
Warren Oates
as Capt. Jack Braddock
David Sheiner
as Fletcher
Joe Santos
as Montoya
James Murtaugh
as Alf Hewitt
Phil Feldman
as Colonel Coe
John Garber
as Tough Mechanic
Anthony James
as Grundeltus
Reid Cruickshanks
as Chief of Police
Ray Sharkey
as Air Controller
John Gladstein
as Fighter Pilot
Karl Wickman
as Helicopter Pilot
James W. Gavin
as Helicopter Pilot
Tom Friedkin
as Helicopter Pilot
James Read
as Policeman at Bridge
Bill Lake
as Policeman
Frances E. Nealy
as Mayor's Aide
Bill M. Ryusaki
as Vietcong Soldier
Mike McGaughy
as Observer
Lucinda Crosby
as Bel-Air Woman
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Critic Reviews for Blue Thunder

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Audience Reviews for Blue Thunder

  • Oct 23, 2013
    Tries hard but hasn't aged well.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2009
    The film the spawned a television series starring Roy Scheider who is probably best known for his part in Jaws. A hightech Police Helicopter patrols the skies of Los Angeles
    Greg Super Reviewer
  • Sep 16, 2008
    Ha,a terrible example of a chaotic script gone bad.An averagely made film,out of the huge number of productions specifically made for the "legendary" U.S. 80's of action-packed thrillers and methodical collisions.It's not really horrible.The unbelievably disjoint theory of helicopters conquering the skies is a truly weak point,no human contains a decent storyline and even if it's not measured as Badham's late failures e.g. Nick of Time,it still was a film with potential.
    Dimitris S Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2008
    High tech action yarn with fine acting by Scheider, Oates and Stern with McDowell playng a perfect sneering baddie. Cool dogfights with a bit of humor thrown in..this is one thrilling ride
    alan j Super Reviewer

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