* The rather extraordinary aversion of cars and helicopters blowing up when shot by Blue Thunder was almost certainly a necessity to preserve Murphy's [[ThouShaltNotKill status as a heroic character]]. Despite loosing thousands of rounds of ammunition, he doesn't kill anyone on screen except Cochrane. On the flipside, the idea that anyone would ever give Air Force interceptors the go-ahead to fire heat-seeking missiles over a major city is ludicrous, absent a 9/11 style threat.