R | | Action, Crime, Drama
The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.
The make and model of the car that Officer Frank Murphy (Roy Scheider) drives is a black 1981 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am Special Edition.
Hey what time do you got?
Frank Murphy: Ohh... You've been talking to Montoya haven't you?
Lymangood: Well he did say something about Encino.
Frank Murphy: Ahh what the hell." "You've been shot at, you mine as well have your picture taken too!
At the beginning of the demonstration, the skid gear of the camera helicopter and the feet of the cameraman are seen behind Blue Thunder.
The end credits are played over a still image of Murphy walking away from the wreckage of Blue Thunder.
ABC edited 14 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere.
$8,258,149 15 May 1983
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