Blue Thunder

Blue Thunder

Director: John Badham Cast: Roy Scheider, Malcolm McDowell, Warren Oates
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Overview

Blue Thunder

Ex-Vietnam chopper pilot Roy Scheider is now in charge of Blue Thunder, a high-tech copter designed to quell possible terrorism during the 1984 LA Olympics. His onetime comrade-in-arms Malcolm McDowell, now his bitter enemy, will stop at nothing to neutralize Blue Thunder and expedite an armed takeover of the United States. Well, there's the plot: now sit back and enjoy those eye-popping aerial scenes. Blue Thunder was later adapted into a weekly TV series.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/04/2006
UPC: 0043396108882
Original Release: 1983
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:49:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director, editor, and motion control supervisor commentary; Ride With the Angels: Making Blue Thunder multi-part featurette; "The Special": Building Blue Thunder: Making of the helicopter; 1983 promotional featurette; Storyboard galleries; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roy Scheider Frank Murphy
Malcolm McDowell Cochrane
Warren Oates Braddock
Candy Clark Kate
Daniel Stern Lymangood
Paul Roebling Icelan
David Sheiner Fletcher
Joe Santos Montoya
Ed Bernard Sgt. Short
Jason Bernard Mayor
Mario Machado Himself
James Murtaugh Alf Hewitt
Pat McNamara Matusek
Jack Murdock Kress
Clifford A. Pellow Allen
Paul Lambert Holmes
Phil Feldman Colonel Coe
John Garber Tough Mechanic
Anthony James Grundeltus
Reid Cruickshanks Chief of Police
Ray Sharkey Air Controller
John Gladstein Fighter Pilot
Karl Wickman Helicopter Pilot
James W. Gavin Helicopter Pilot
Tom Friedkin Helicopter Pilot
James Read Policeman at Bridge
Mickey Gilbert Policeman
Bill Lake Policeman
Patti Clifton Hooker
Ernest Harada John
Frances E. Nealy Mayor's Aide
Jerry Ziesmer Pilot
John Ashby Thief
Tony Brubaker Thief
Norman Alexander Gibbs Man in Beanie
Bill M. Ryusaki Vietcong Soldier
Tom Rosales Thug
Larry Randles Thug
Mike McGaughy Observer
Lucinda Crosby Bel-Air Woman

Technical Credits
John Badham Director
Edward M. Abroms Editor
Peter Albiez Special Effects
John A. Alonzo Cinematographer
Cate Bangs Art Director
Gordon Carroll Producer
Gregg Champion Associate Producer
Tim Cooney Sound/Sound Designer
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Marianna Elliott Costumes/Costume Designer
Phil Feldman Executive Producer
Andrew Fogelson Executive Producer
Charles Gaspar Special Effects
Chuck Gaspar Special Effects Supervisor
Philip Harrison Production Designer
Don Jakoby Screenwriter
Jeff Jarvis Special Effects
Terry J. Leonard Stunts
Sydney Z. Litwack Art Director,Production Designer
Mickey Michaels Set Decoration/Design
Frank Morriss Editor
Dan O'Bannon Screenwriter
Dean Riesner Screenwriter
Artur Rubinstein Score Composer
Jerry Ziesmer Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blue Thunder (Special Edition)
1. Start [3:42]
2. A Quiet Job [1:24]
3. Learning the Dangers [2:00]
4. Full Initiation [3:29]
5. Rape in Progress? [3:16]
6. Suspicious Report [4:51]
7. Time to Get Serious [4:50]
8. Privately Investigating [2:58]
9. On Special Detail [2:33]
10. The Thunder's Power [5:27]
11. An Old Buddy [2:23]
12. Secret Favor [1:09]
13. Sabotaged Flight Run [6:42]
14. Someone's Making Trouble [3:10]
15. Learning the Tricks [3:05]
16. What the Sucker Can Do [7:21]
17. Every Word on Tape [6:23]
18. Teo Real Threats [2:21]
19. Under Investigation [5:42]
20. Accepting the Mission [5:04]
21. Stashed in Trash [3:30]
22. Flying the Cozy Skies [5:24]
23. Into the Right Hands [3:32]
24. "Engage and Destroy" [5:17]
25. Rivals Face Off [2:11]
26. Hot Cop Missed Shot [2:32]
27. "Catch Ya Later" [2:42]
28. The Last Step [5:53]

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Blue Thunder 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good flick and I would say see it. It's about the LAPD airship unit and how they cruise over LAPd and keep us safe while we sleep. Sadly the bad cops want to be greedy and it is up to the good cops to spoil their plot to own all the choppers in Socal. Great air battles and shots over LA.