R | | Action, Crime, Drama
The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.
The Pickwick drive-in theater, which is the site where the tape was hidden in Blue Thunder, was located in Burbank, California at 100 W. Alameda Avenue. It opened May 12, 1949, with space for 781 cars and with a 50 foot wide screen. It was best known as the site of the premiere of Blazing Saddles (1974). As it was located a half mile east of Walt Disney Studios and 300 yards from the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, it was on prime real estate and with the fall-off in theater attendance, it became insolvent. It was closed September 10, 1989 and was torn down the following month. It is now the location of the Rancho Marketplace shopping center.
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When Murphy and Lymangood are called into Braddock's office after the assault on McNeely, Braddock refers to the nude gymnast as "...that twit..." (in Encino IIRC)", but his lips appear to voice a more vulgar term instead of "twit".
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
When "Blue Thunder" was first released on video in Sweden, the scene where Kate drives to the the TV station with the videotape, involved a crazy stunt when she drives into a narrow alley and meets a police car that comes the other way. To avoid a disaster, Kate flips her car on its side, hits its roof on a wall and flips back again. In later video versions, the stunt is gone. We only see the car when it enters the alley and then we see her driving on the freeway with a strange damage on the roof.
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