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

was getting beaten... her own front yard

in fashionable Brentwood.

McNeely? That's her?

Of the mayor's Task Force

on Urban Violence.

A touch of irony, if you

like that sort of thing.

-How is she?

-She was shot, Frank.

She's in lntensive Care.

Shot by one of the rapists.

One of the rapists?

Assault. Attempted rape.

That's what they're calling it.

There wasn't any rape.

Case is closed. There's two

bodies in the morgue.

That abandoned car we called in?

The Chevy. That was a stakeout.

No stakeout. A make-out.

Kids who couldn't afford a motel.

Kids go to Mulholland.

That's not the pattern.

Forget patterns, Frank.

And get the hell off my desk.

Get off!

All right.

It doesn't bother you

that car has no plates?

That it wasn't there

when we came back?

That rapists don't travel in pairs?

What bothers me is, some son of

a bitch may ask what you were doing...

...five miles out of your patrol area!

When I talk to you,

I'll look at you.

It was my fault. I talked

Murphy into taking us there.

You're supposed to be stupid, son.

Don't abuse the privilege.

You think I haven't heard about

that silly twit out in Encino?

I had 20 years in this outfit when

you were sitting in front of the TV...

...watching Bugs Bunny,

gnawing on your Fudgsicle.

Remember, Officer Murphy, there are

people who don't like police officers.

They do not like the idea of

helicopters flying over their homes...

...peeking in their windows.

You know what they'll do?

They'll burn you..., your idiotic friend here,

and my whole damn division.

I don't want my division burnt!

So here's the way it's coming down!

-You're grounded. Both of you!


I gotta figure out where to hide you

until this crap blows over.

Get out of here, Lymangood.

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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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