R | | Action, Crime, Drama
The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.
The filming was done partly by real helicopters, part via radio-controlled flying models, and part by static cockpit with rear projection.
Irritating little cocksucker, isn't he?
During the first night flight of Blue Thunder, JAFO asks if they want Big Brother active. When they both decide no, JAFO says "I got the fuse right here." He is actually seen to remove a light bulb from the annunciator panel, not a fuse.
The end credits are played over a still image of Murphy walking away from the wreckage of Blue Thunder.
There are at least two versions of the movie differing in soundtrack. One version features an orchestral/piano version of the theme for the final credits (seen on German television), another version features a synthesizer version with drums for the final credits (seen on US DVD release).
Theme From Blue Thunder (Murphy's Law)
Written by Arthur B. Rubinstein (as Arthur Rubinstein)
Performed by Arthur B. Rubinstein, Cynthia Morrow, Brian Banks and Anthony Marinelli (as the Beepers)
Produced by Evan Pace
Associate Produced by Reno Romano
$8,258,149 (USA) (15 May 1983)
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