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Blue Thunder

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1983
  • John Badham
  • 104 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action thriller starring Roy Scheider and Malcolm McDowell. Despite a reputation for defying the rule book, Los Angeles police helicopter pilot and Vietnam veteran Frank Murphy is invited to test-pilot a super-helicopter equipped with the latest hi-tech gadgets. But he soon discovers that there are sinister forces with an interest in the new machine.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This action thriller features a super-helicopter, complete with hi-tech surveillance gadgets and mega-weapons. It's flown by LA cop Roy Scheider, who learns that his bitter enemy, Colonel Cochrane (Malcolm McDowell), plans to sabotage the machine. Directed by John Badham - the man who gave us Saturday Night Fever, WarGames and Stakeout - this is a slick if somewhat predictable adventure that was spun off into a TV series starring James Farentino and Wayne's World's Dana Carvey.

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Credits

Cast

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Frank MurphyRoy Scheider
Colonel CochraneMalcolm McDowell
KateCandy Clark
Captain BraddockWarren Oates
LymangoodDaniel Stern
IcelanPaul Roebling
FletcherDavid Sheiner
Sergeant ShortEd Bernard
MayorJason Bernard
MontoyaJoe Santos
Mario MachadoMario Machado

Crew

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DirectorJohn Badham

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Released on
1983-08-25
Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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