Blue Thunder (1982)

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  • Blue Thunder - The Movie Alternative


Adventure. Frank Murphy, a policeman in LA's Astro Division, is taken off regular helicopter patrol duties and assigned to a special project involving 'Blue Thunder', an armed, anti-terrorist helicopter equipped with privacy invasion technology. Murphy discovers that his old nemesis, Cochrane, is involved in a murderous, high-level plot to justify Blue Thunder by creating unrest on the streets. Murphy's attempt to expose Cochrane and the other corrupt officials results in a dramatic aerial battle over Los Angeles.

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