The Summer of '83: Blue Thunder Comments - Mania.com



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monkeyfoot 5/13/2013 7:59:29 AM

I remember seeing this in the theater with my brother. I thought it was cool at the time but my brother hated it. The last time I saw it it had also lost alot of its charm for me as well for pretty much all the reasons you pointed out. But Candy Clark's raspy voice is still quite sexy to me still.

That is a very good description of the onscreen persona of Scheider.

If the movie were remade maybe 10 years ago it might be all action and cool FX because that's what we want in this type of movie. It would be Fast & Furious:Helicopter Edition. But now in the past few years the world has become much more questioning of military and surveillance abilities again and I think it would be done with the same attitude now. Hopefully, the sillier parts of the plot would be smoothed out.

aegrant 5/13/2013 9:40:29 AM

 When I was 12 this was a cool ass movie... when I was 12... o_O

Higgy 5/13/2013 10:38:06 AM

I loved the TV show.  I liked the movie too, but this and Airwolfe use to be AWESOME!!!  And Knight Rider.

Man, they sure used cool vehicles back in the 80's.

redhairs99 5/13/2013 11:58:22 AM

So far, I don't think I have seen any of these flicks meantioned in the "Summer of '83" series.  Granted, I was 2-3 years old at that point, but I'm pretty sure I had seen everything listed in the "Summer of '82" series.

Wyldstaar 5/13/2013 3:06:11 PM

I first saw Blue Thunder when it was on the now defunct premium cable channel View at my best friend's house.  He'd told me about it many times, but it never seemed to be on when his parents weren't at home so I could watch it.  After months of anticipation, the planets alligned and I got to see the awesomeness that was Blue Thunder.  It was everything I thought it would be and more.  Not only a cool helicopter with lots of action, but a hot naked chick as well.  Seeing that beautiful machine blown to bits on the railroad broke my heart.

I also loved the TV show when it came out, and was saddened when it was cancelled.  In the wake of Blue Thunder, the Big Three networks each came out with a helicopter based program.  NBC had Riptide, CBS had Airwolf and ABC had the real deal of Blue Thunder.  Between the three of them, I liked Blue Thunder the best, which of course meant that it was immediately cancelled.

Doctor Who fans should note that stock footage from the film was used in the 2005 episode Dalek in which the helicopter was refered to as Bad Wolf One.

monkeyfoot 5/13/2013 4:23:21 PM

Airwolf was the greatest Man With Mach 1 plus Helicopter TV show ever made!

I still gotta have a son so I can name him Stringfellow!

Walker 5/13/2013 5:15:29 PM

 Other than Wargames and Jedi, there are not many genre classics out of this summer. The only reason to keep running this series is to make it to summer of 84, another big year.

TheSilentKiller 5/14/2013 9:23:35 AM

 Monkey - I was able to get away with calling my son Connor, but now I have a new goal to shoot for with the next 'un.

rvaux16 5/14/2013 5:49:22 PM

 We're running it because we got a really positive response ot the Summer of 82. I'm still kicking myself for not getting on this for the Summer of 81 (another classic). And yeah, 83 wasn't nearly 82 or 84, but we're hoping for some fun trips down memory lane regardless. :)

Moz72 5/14/2013 6:00:18 PM

considering the state of the nation today, terrorist attacks, civil disobediance, and government watchgroups, drones..., now is the perfect time to roll out a remake of Blue Thunder.   Just Another Fu#$ing Observer!              

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