Blue Thunder

Synopsis: Blue Thunder is a specially modified helicopter. It is for police work, but is armed and designed to counter street insurgencies. Its makers want to show what it will do, but have to train 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.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): John Badham
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Just my damn luck if they

had her working overtime tonight.

Those bastards.

Slave drivers.

That's what they are.

They don't care how hard

they work you, as long--

Oh, my God! There she is.

She's fantastic! Do you think

she knows we're out here?

All she has to do is look

out the window.

1 0:
30, right on the dot!

If there's one quality that I admire

in a person, it's punctuality.

And flexibility.

If a person says that they're

gonna be at a certain place--

Oh, God!

How does she do that?

How does she do that?

Beats the hell out of me.

Don't push on the pedals!

Would you look at her tan?

It's so even!

Oh, my God!

What do you want?

Get the briefcase!

I think she doesn't know.

Somebody does.

All units in the vicinity handle a rape

in progress. 8792 Linden Road.

Damn it to hell. I knew it!

Identify and handle, code 3.

Come on, let's go, man!

Around the back.

Hold it! Freeze!

He's bought it.

Get on the other guy.

No, let them go!

Please, let them go!

-Over there.

-I got him.

Sir, you okay? Sir?


Get an ambulance.

Air-1 2 requesting an ambulance

at 3920 Linden Road.

-How's the woman?

-She looks bad.

Oh, hell! It's gone.

The Chevy. The junker.

The Chevy.

It's gone.

For God's sake!

Air-1 2, wind 1 50 degrees at 22,

clear to land.

Air-1 4, 1 1 50 degrees at 1 2,

clear for takeoff.

The old man wants to see

both of you. Right now!

-I like your haircut.

-I like yours too.

You know, one of the really

fun things about this job... reading the complaints

of the public.

For example, tonight here

we have a fella...

...that didn't appreciate us

disturbing his sleep.

I just hope I'm not called on

by the chief to explain...

...why two of my people were

hovering over Encino at 1 0:30...

...while Commissioner McNeely

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Dan O'Bannon

Daniel Thomas "Dan" O'Bannon (September 30, 1946 – December 17, 2009) was an American film screenwriter, director, visual effects supervisor, and occasional actor, usually in the science fiction and horror genres.O'Bannon is best known for having written the screenplay for Alien, adapted from a story he wrote with Ronald Shusett. He also contributed computer animation to Star Wars, worked on cult classics such as Dark Star, Heavy Metal, and Total Recall, and wrote and directed the horror comedy The Return of the Living Dead. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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