Blue Thunder
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1983
Director: John Badham
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-013896
Running time: 1:49 (109 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: September 08, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#2130)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 22, 2004
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Roy Scheider stars in this intense action thriller as a courageous police officer pilot battling government fanatics planning to misuse an experimental attack helicopter. Chosen to test Blue Thunder, Frank Murphy (Scheider) is amazed by the high-speed high-tech chopper. It can see through walls, record a whisper or level a city block. Distrusting the military mentality behind Blue Thunder, Murphy and his partner Lymangood (Daniel Stern) soon discover that the remarkable craft is slated for use as the ultimate weapon in surveillance and crowd control. Jeopardized after being discovered by sinister Colonel Cochrane (Malcolm McDowell), Murphy flies Blue Thunder against military aircraft in a spellbinding contest over Los Angeles.
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Genres
Action
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • Rastar Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Widescreen), Main Feature (Pan & Scan)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
John Badham....Director
Writing
Dan O'Bannon....Writer
Don Jakoby....Writer
Production
Gordon Carroll....Producer
Phil Feldman....Executive Producer
Andrew Fogelson....Executive Producer
Cinematography
John A. Alonzo....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Frank Morriss....Film Editor
Edward M. Abroms....Film Editor
Music
Arthur B. Rubinstein....Composer
Sound
John Glascock....Production Sound Mixer
Tim Cooney....Production Sound Mixer
Buzz Knudsen....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Robert Glass....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Don Digirolamo....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Larry Stensvold....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Sydney Z. Litwack....Art Director
Chuck Gaspar....Visual Effects
Jeff Jarvis....Visual Effects
Marianna Elliott....Costume Designer
Greg La Cava....Make-up Artist
Cast
Roy Scheider....Murphy
Warren Oates....Braddock
Candy Clark....Kate
Daniel Stern....Lymangood
Paul Roebling....Icelan
David Sheiner....Fletcher
Joe Santos....Montoya
Malcolm McDowell....Cochrane
Ed Bernard....Sgt Short
Jason Bernard....Mayor
Mario Machado....Himself
James Murtaugh....Alf Hewitt
Pat McNamara....Matusek
Jack Murdock....Kress
Clifford Pellow....Allen
Paul Lambert....Holmes
Phil Feldman....Colonel Coe
John Garber....Tough mechanic
Anthony James....Grundelius
Robin Braxton....Diana McNeely
Anna Forrest....Nudy Lucy
Ricky Slyter....Timmy
Reid Cruickshanks....Chief of Police
Air Controllers
Billy Ray Sharkey
Fred Slyter
John Gladstein....Fighter Pilot
Helicopter Pilots
Ross Reynolds
Karl Wickman
James W. Gavin
Tom Freidkin
James Read....Policeman at Bridge
Policemen
Mickey Gilbert
Bill Lane
Lolly Boroff....TV Director
Patti Clifton....Hooker
Ernest Harada....John
Frances E. Nealy....Mayor's Aide
Jose Pepe R. Gonzales....Drive-In Custodian
Jerry Zeismer....Pilot
Tom Lawrence....Observer
Thieves
John Ashby
Tony Brubaker
Norman Alexander Gibbs....Man in Beanie
Bill Ryusaki....Vietcong Soldier
Gary Davis....Motorcycle Cop
Thugs
Tom Rosales
Larry Randles
Kevin P. Donnelly....Double Pilot
Peter Miller....Detective
Mike McGaughy....Observer
Calvin Bronx....Utility Stuntman
Lucinda Crosby....Bel-Air Woman
Terry Leonard....Assault Man 2 (uncredited)