Watched Blue Thunder (1983) from letterboxd.com
Los Angeles, California. Officer Murphy, a veteran Metropolitan Police helicopter pilot suffering from severe trauma due to his harsh experiences during the Vietnam War, and Lymangood, his resourceful new partner, are tasked with testing an advanced and heavily armed experimental chopper known as Blue Thunder.

The stunts in this are outrageous. The insurance must have cost a fortune.

While the story might just be your standard conspiracy, maybe it still has a little bite today. My knowledge of 80s LA geography is a bit shaky but I’m pretty sure of “the plan”.

There is some pretty jarring sexism throughout though.

★★

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