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The original super chopper - great film!,
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This review is from: Blue Thunder [DVD]  (DVD)
Although I also love the short-lived follow-up TV series starring James Farentino, the original film here starring the excellent Roy Schneider and Malcolm McDowell is far superior, a great plot looking at secret government plans to use the chopper for crowd control and worse while regular aero police officer Murphy (Schneider) tries to blow the whistle on it before he is blown out of the skies by McDowell. Some of the dialogue may be a little dated now, but do buy this, it's a great action film with wonderful performances from the two leading men.