Blue Thunder

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Blue Thunder ★★½ 1983 (R)

Police helicopter pilot Scheider is chosen to test an experimental high-tech chopper that can see through walls, record a whisper, and level a city block. Seems anti-terrorist supercopter is needed to ensure security during 1984 Olympics. Bothered by Vietnam flashbacks, Scheider then battles wacky McDowell in the skies over L.A. High-techy police drama with satisfying aerial combat scenes nearly crashes with story line. 110m/C VHS, DVD . Roy Scheider, Daniel Stern, Malcolm McDowell, Candy Clark, Warren Oates; D: John Badham; W: Dan O'Bannon, Don Jakoby; C: John A. Alonzo.