History Film / BlueThunder

26th Jan '16 4:17:30 AM Taskmaster123
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** In addition, it would have been beyond the authority of either the local city or police officials to summon Air Force fighter jets to respond. While the situation of an armed and heavily armored helicopter threatening aggression would have certainly justified such a response, the decision would have had to from the President or ''at least'' the Secretary of Defense. Furthermore, firing their missiles over an American city simply would not have been an option, for the very reasons you see in the movie.
18th Nov '15 4:10:35 AM Nohbody
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* WeaponsUnderstudies: The Blue Thunder uses a modified [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Gazelle_SA342M.jpg Aerospatiale Gazelle]] chassis with an Apache cockpit.
18th Nov '15 4:07:37 AM Nohbody
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* UnflinchingWalk: Accidentally subverted. Murphy flinches when the helicopter blows up behind him. (Director John Badham says he "didn't think [Roy Scheider] expected the explosion to be as loud and as big as it was.") At that point, Murphy was supposed to be exhausted, not to mention wounded, so "unflinching" may not have been the intent to begin with.
29th Oct '15 12:32:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* InMemoriam: Dedicated to Warren Oates (Braddock) who passed away a month after filming had wrapped.
25th Aug '15 1:39:37 PM nightkiller
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* EvilBrit: Colonel Cochrane has a pronounced British accent, despite apparently being a U.S. military pilot.

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* EvilBrit: British immigrant Colonel Cochrane has a pronounced British accent, despite apparently being serves as a U.S. military pilot.
20th May '15 8:45:37 AM Fighteer
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Frank Murphy (Roy Scheider) is a Vietnam War veteran who flies helicopters for the Metropolitan Police Astro Division. In his time off, he deals with a failed relationship and his fears of going crazy, based on flashbacks he keeps getting to a traumatic 'Nam mission. In the course of training a new observer, rookie Richard Lymangood, he witnesses what appears to be the planned murder of a city councilwoman, but when he tries to report his suspicions, he's grounded due to earlier "extracurricular" activities.

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Frank Murphy (Roy Scheider) (Creator/RoyScheider) is a Vietnam War veteran who flies helicopters for the Metropolitan Police Astro Division. In his time off, he deals with a failed relationship and his fears of going crazy, based on flashbacks he keeps getting to a traumatic 'Nam mission. In the course of training a new observer, rookie Richard Lymangood, he witnesses what appears to be the planned murder of a city councilwoman, but when he tries to report his suspicions, he's grounded due to earlier "extracurricular" activities.
19th May '15 4:56:26 PM nombretomado
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''Blue Thunder'' is a 1983 action film about a police helicopter pilot who discovers a GovernmentConspiracy to use an experimental BlackHelicopter for urban riot control. It earned an AcademyAward nomination for Best Film Editing and [[FollowTheLeader kicked off a subgenre]] of [[CoolPlane Cool Helicopter]] shows including a short-lived 1984 TV series of the same name [[DuelingShows and the enormously more popular]] ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''.

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''Blue Thunder'' is a 1983 action film about a police helicopter pilot who discovers a GovernmentConspiracy to use an experimental BlackHelicopter for urban riot control. It earned an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Film Editing and [[FollowTheLeader kicked off a subgenre]] of [[CoolPlane Cool Helicopter]] shows including a short-lived 1984 TV series of the same name [[DuelingShows and the enormously more popular]] ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''.
23rd Feb '15 12:29:26 PM Fighteer
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* SilentRunningMode: "Whisper Mode"
* SpiritualSuccessor: Inverted; the Sega video game ''Thunder Blade'' was one to this film.

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* SilentRunningMode: "Whisper Mode"
* SpiritualSuccessor: Inverted;
Blue Thunder is equipped with a "whisper mode" that cancels most of the Sega video game ''Thunder Blade'' was one to this film.noise from its blades and turbines and lets it hover outside a building with nobody inside any the wiser.



* SurpriseVehicle: The aforementioned GunshipRescue scene.
* TagalongKid: Lymangood, though he's not really all that annoying.

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* SurpriseVehicle: The aforementioned GunshipRescue scene.
Blue Thunder's surprise appearance above an overpass [[GunshipRescue allows Murphy's girlfriend to escape the cops]].
* TagalongKid: Lymangood, though he's Lymangood is assigned to the Astro Division as an "observer" and Murphy gets the duty of shepherding him around. Though not really all that annoying. a pilot himself, he becomes fairly useful by tracking down some crucial plot clues.
1st Feb '15 11:29:58 PM Baconsavior
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1st Feb '15 10:32:28 AM RichardX1
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Inverted; the Sega video game ''Thunder Blade'' was one to this film.
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