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Blue Thunder

HD   R Closed Captioning

John Badham

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About the Movie

Roy Scheider stars in this intense action thriller as a courageous police officer pilot battling government fanatics planning to misuse an experimental attack helicopter. Chosen to test Blue Thunder, Frank Murphy (Scheider) is amazed by the high-speed, high-tech chopper. It can see through walls, record a whisper or level a city block. Distrusting the military mentality behind Blue Thunder, Murphy and his partner Lymangood (Daniel Stern) soon discover that the remarkable craft is slated for useas the ultimate weapon in surveillance and crowd control. Jeopardized after being discovered by sinister Colonel Cochrane (Malcolm McDowell), Murphy flies Blue Thunder against military aircraft in a spellbinding contest over Los Angeles.

Customer Reviews

Great Action Film of the 1980's

Excellent dog-fighting action above downtown Los Angeles. It's also very interesting that it predicted the future role of police helicopters. Post 9/11, aircraft like this one are now reality.

A real "Gem" of the 1980's

A taut relentless action thriller about a top-secret anti-terrorist helicopter, as i remember was one of my favorite films from 1983, it had a cool effective performance by the late great Roy Scheider and brilliantly sinister by Malcolm Mcdowell. the film also has extraordinary oscar nominated cinematography. A real winner.

Blue Thunder

Not only a classic, but this is cult. One of the most brilliant movies of its time and still better than some new ones of today. Total movie experience throughout and Roy; we miss you.

Blue Thunder
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1998

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