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Blue Thunder 1983

From Amazon: "Suspense in a void" is how critic Pauline Kael described this action-packed hit from 1983. In other words, this is one of those flashy, superbly crafted high-tech thrillers in which the star is a machine, while intelligent plotting and human characters are a lesser priority. The machine in question is Blue Thunder--a heavily armored prototype helicopter that is secretly being tested for use in a devious government conspiracy. Roy Scheider plays the police pilot who catches on to the nefarious plot and takes to the skies against an evil army colonel (Malcolm McDowell) who will defend his coconspirators at any cost. Director John...

Directed By:
No image existsJohn Badham
Written By:
No image existsDan O'Bannon
No image existsDon Jakoby
Roy ScheiderRoy Scheider
Daniel SternDaniel Stern
Malcolm McDowellMalcolm McDowell
Candy ClarkCandy Clark
No image existsWarren Oates

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Blue Thunder Movie Review by Movie Addict (1/19/2008)

If you distrust you government today, you can always go back to the eighties and see that they have been doing this stuff for a long time.

Roy Scheider (All That Jazz, The French Connection) is the perfect police helicopter pilot that is so suspicious that everything seems a conspiracy. This time he is right.


(complete Blue Thunder review by Movie Addict)

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