Blue Thunder (1983): Thriller Starring High-Tech Helicopter and Roy Scheider

Produced by Gordon Carroll, Phil Feldman, and Andrew Fogelson and directed by John Badham, The Blue Thunder is an action thriller about a high-tech helicopter of the same.

It stars Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern, and Malcolm McDowell.

A spin-off TV series, also called Blue Thunder, ran for 11 episodes in 1984.

Oscar Nominations: 1
Film Editing: Frank Morriss and Edward Abrams
Oscar Awards: None
 
Oscar Context
 
The winner of the Film Editing Oscar was the team of Philip Kaufman’s biopic-adventure, “The Right Stuff.”