• Publication date: January 19, 2010

Blue Thunder

A top-secret, high-tech helicopter is being used for nefarious purposes.

  • Publication date: January 19, 2010

Blue Thunder

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1983

MBC Action:

June 30, 2012 20:00 (KSA) ~ June 30, 2012 19:00 (CLT)

The military has developed an advanced helicopter that is invisible to the human eye and equipped with high-tech surveillance equipment nicknamed 'Blue Thunder.'  At first the aircraft is used solely by the LAPD to assist with cases on the ground, but later the assassination of a local politician leads Officer Frank Murphy (Roy Scheider) to believe that a former foe possesses a similar helicopter.


Colonel F.E. Cochrane (Malcolm McDowell) leads an underground paramilitary group who uses Blue Thunder in the targeted killings of political dissidents.  Now Murphy must expose Cochrane before the colonel assassinates him.


Blue Thunder was nominated for an Oscar.  The picture was a commercial success, grossing $42 million in the United States alone.


  • Roy Scheider
  • Malcolm McDowell