RMG 163: Blue Thunder (1983)

January 9, 2019

In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew are joined by Jason Grooms (find more from Jason here: “Looking For Spoons“), and are geeking out over Blue Thunder (1983) and

  • plotholes
  • Seaquest DSV
  • new outdated high-tech
  • naked yoga lady
  • and much, much more!

Synopsis:

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 (Roy Scheider) is amazed by the capabilities of 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) learn 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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