Fridge: Blue Thunder

  • The rather extraordinary aversion of cars and helicopters blowing up when shot by Blue Thunder was almost certainly a necessity to preserve Murphy's 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.