Blue Thunder: The Series
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1984
Directors: Gilbert Shilton, Charles Picerni, Bernard McEveety, Guy Magar, Bernard Kowalski, Phil Bondelli, Earl Bellamy
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 043396-147270
Running time: 8:49 (529 Min.)
Casetype: Slip Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 22, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#3396)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 06, 2011
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Based on the action-packed blockbuster film of the same name, Blue Thunder stars James Farentino (TV's "Police Story"), Dana Carvey (TV's "Saturday Night Live") and NFL greats Dick Butkus and Bubba Smith, dishing out thier own brand of justice. The high-tech, turbo-speed aircraft known as the Blue Thunder was created by the federal government as the ultimate weapon in the war on Crime. It can see through walls and record a whisper or even level an entire city block ... in seconds. When terror rains down, Blue Thunder will always follow.

Episodes

1: Second Thunder
2: A Clear and Present Danger
3: Arms Race
4: Revenge in the Sky
5: Trojan Horse
6: Skydiver
7: Clipped Wings
8: Payload
9: The long Flight
10: Godchild
11: The Island
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Genres
Television
Action
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Rastar Productions
 • Public Arts
 • Sony Pictures Television
Media Companies:
 • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Audio format
 
Subtitles
 
Tags
TV
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Episodes 1-3
2Episodes 4-7
3Episodes 8-11
Features
 
Crew
 1. Second Thunder
Direction
Gilbert Shilton....Director
Writing
David Moessinger....Screenwriter
Jeri Taylor....Screenwriter
Fred McKnight....Story By
Production
Roy Huggins....Executive Producer
Jeri Taylor....Producer
Donald A. Baer....Producer
Cinematography
Andrew Jackson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Jim Benson....Film Editor
Music
Frank Denson....Composer
Sound
Frank Meadows....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Ross Bellah....Art Director
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Grady Hunt....Costume Designer
Leo Lotito, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Terry Jay Smith....Make-up Artist
Peter Albiez....Visual Effects
 2. A Clear and Present Danger
Direction
Charles Picerni....Director
Writing
Mike Robe....Screenwriter
James Patrick....Story By
Don Safran....Story By
Production
Roy Huggins....Executive Producer
Jeri Taylor....Producer
Donald A. Baer....Producer
Cinematography
Andrew Jackson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
George Hively....Film Editor
Music
Frank Denson....Composer
Sound
Frank Meadows....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Ross Bellah....Art Director
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Grady Hunt....Costume Designer
Leo Lotito, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Terry Jay Smith....Make-up Artist
Peter Albiez....Visual Effects
 3. Arms Race
Direction
Gilbert Shilton....Director
Writing
Dan O'Bannon....Screenwriter
Don Jakoby....Screenwriter
Craig Buck....Screenwriter
Dan O'Bannon....Story By
Don Jakoby....Story By
Production
Roy Huggins....Executive Producer
Jeri Taylor....Producer
Donald A. Baer....Producer
Cinematography
Andrew Jackson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Art Stafford....Film Editor
Music
Frank Denson....Composer
Sound
Frank Meadows....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Ross Bellah....Art Director
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Grady Hunt....Costume Designer
Leo Lotito, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Terry Jay Smith....Make-up Artist
Peter Albiez....Visual Effects
 4. Revenge in the Sky
Direction
Bernard McEveety....Director
Writing
James Docherty....Writer
Production
Roy Huggins....Executive Producer
Jeri Taylor....Producer
Donald A. Baer....Producer
Cinematography
Andrew Jackson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Russell Denove....Film Editor
Music
Frank Denson....Composer
Sound
Frank Meadows....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Ross Bellah....Art Director
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Grady Hunt....Costume Designer
Leo Lotito, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Michael Moschella....Make-up Artist
Peter Albiez....Visual Effects
 5. Trojan Horse
Direction
Guy Magar....Director
Writing
Brian Alan Lane....Writer
Production
Roy Huggins....Executive Producer
Jeri Taylor....Producer
Donald A. Baer....Producer
Cinematography
Andrew Jackson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
George Hively....Film Editor
Music
Frank Denson....Composer
Sound
Frank Meadows....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Ross Bellah....Art Director
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Grady Hunt....Costume Designer
Leo Lotito, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Michael Moschella....Make-up Artist
Peter Albiez....Visual Effects
 6. Skydiver
Direction
Guy Magar....Director
Writing
Rick Kelbaugh....Writer
Production
Roy Huggins....Executive Producer
Jeri Taylor....Producer
Donald A. Baer....Producer
Cinematography
Andrew Jackson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Russell Denove....Film Editor
Music
Frank Denson....Composer
Sound
Frank Meadows....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Ross Bellah....Art Director
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Grady Hunt....Costume Designer
Leo Lotito, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Michael Moschella....Make-up Artist
Peter Albiez....Visual Effects
 7. Clipped Wings
Direction
Bernard McEveety....Director
Writing
Allison Hock....Writer
Production
David Moessinger....Executive Producer
Jeri Taylor....Producer
Donald A. Baer....Producer
Cinematography
Andrew Jackson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Art Stafford....Film Editor
Music
Frank Denson....Composer
Sound
Frank Meadows....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Ross Bellah....Art Director
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Grady Hunt....Costume Designer
Leo Lotito, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Michael Moschella....Make-up Artist
Peter Albiez....Visual Effects
 8. Payload
Direction
Bernard Kowalski....Director
Writing
Daniel Freudenberger....Writer
Production
Roy Huggins....Executive Producer
Jeri Taylor....Producer
Donald A. Baer....Producer
Cinematography
Andrew Jackson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Jim Benson....Film Editor
Music
Frank Denson....Composer
Sound
Frank Meadows....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Ross Bellah....Art Director
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Grady Hunt....Costume Designer
Leo Lotito, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Michael Moschella....Make-up Artist
Peter Albiez....Visual Effects
 9. The Long Flight
Direction
Phil Bondelli....Director
Writing
Fred McKnight....Writer
Production
Roy Huggins....Executive Producer
Jeri Taylor....Producer
Donald A. Baer....Producer
Cinematography
Andrew Jackson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Richard A. Freeman....Film Editor
Music
Frank Denson....Composer
Sound
Frank Meadows....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Ross Bellah....Art Director
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Grady Hunt....Costume Designer
Leo Lotito, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Michael Moschella....Make-up Artist
Peter Albiez....Visual Effects
 10. The Godchild
Direction
Guy Magar....Director
Writing
Richard Danus....Writer
Peter Collins....Writer
Production
Roy Huggins....Executive Producer
Jeri Taylor....Producer
Donald A. Baer....Producer
Cinematography
Andrew Jackson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Russell Denove....Film Editor
Music
Pete Rugolo....Composer
Sound
Frank Meadows....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Ross Bellah....Art Director
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Grady Hunt....Costume Designer
Leo Lotito, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Michael Moschella....Make-up Artist
Peter Albiez....Visual Effects
 11. The Island
Direction
Earl Bellamy....Director
Writing
Greg Dinallo....Screenwriter
Dan O'Bannon....Story By
Don Jakoby....Story By
Production
Roy Huggins....Executive Producer
Jeri Taylor....Producer
Donald A. Baer....Producer
Cinematography
Andrew Jackson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Art Stafford....Film Editor
Music
Frank Denson....Composer
Sound
Frank Meadows....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Ross Bellah....Art Director
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Grady Hunt....Costume Designer
Leo Lotito, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Michael Moschella....Make-up Artist
Peter Albiez....Visual Effects
Cast
 1. Second Thunder
James Farentino....Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey....Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak....Captain Ed Braddock
Dick Butkus...."Ski" Butowski
Bubba Smith...."Bubba" Kelsey
Richard Lynch....P.V.C.
Ann Cooper....J.J. Douglas
David Wiley....Senator Dudley Martin
Robert Balderson....Major McLove
Troy Evans....the Watch Commander
Ken Letner....the Minister
 2. A Clear and Present Danger
James Farentino....Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey....Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak....Captain Ed Braddock
Dick Butkus...."Ski" Butowski
Bubba Smith...."Bubba" Kelsey
Geoffrey Lewis....Sheriff Kyle C. Tenney
Gracie Harrison....Sarah O'Connell
Michael Alldredge....Hal Winters
Ann Cooper....J.J. Douglas
Joseph Whipp....Gil Franzen
David J. Bowman....Dignitary
Fred Scheiwiller....Bartender
 3. Arms Race
James Farentino....Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey....Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak....Captain Ed Braddock
Dick Butkus...."Ski" Butowski
Bubba Smith...."Bubba" Kelsey
Ted Hamilton....Harold Longstreet
Darleen Carr....Aggie Mills
Ed Grover....Ken Rawls
Sam Anderson....Benjamin Kelty
Ann Cooper....J.J. Douglas
M. C. Gainey....Saver
Arnold Turner....Sheriff
Tom Nibley....Bill Bollinger
 4. Revenge in the Sky
James Farentino....Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey....Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak....Captain Ed Braddock
Dick Butkus...."Ski" Butowski
Bubba Smith...."Bubba" Kelsey
David Spielberg....Bruce Walsh
Katherine Justice....Kate Cunningham
Kai Wulff....Allan Swenson
Robert Donner....Neil Gerrard
Matthew Faison....Ralph Gately
Kurtwood Smith....Bill Spradley
Ann Cooper....J.J. Douglas
Jesse D. Goins....Paramedic
 5. Trojan Horse
James Farentino....Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey....Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak....Captain Ed Braddock
Dick Butkus...."Ski" Butowski
Bubba Smith...."Bubba" Kelsey
Dennis Holahan....Richard J. Lassiter
Ralph Manza....Willie
Brian Kale....Duffy
Ann Cooper....J.J. Douglas
Elizabeth Hoffman....Mrs. Moynihan
Nigel Bullard....TV Reporter
Vincent Howard....Sheriff
Dean Wein....Jones
Leigh Lombardi....Asst. Dist. Atty. Minelli
Cynthia Ream....TV Newsperson
Ralph M. Clift....Attorney
Tom Wheeler....Prisoner #1
Big Yank....Prisoner #2
Scott Peacock....Guard #1
Nick Konakas....Guard #2
Chad Block....Tower Guard
 6. Skydiver
James Farentino....Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey....Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak....Captain Ed Braddock
Dick Butkus...."Ski" Butowski
Bubba Smith...."Bubba" Kelsey
Richard Yniguez....Hector Dorado
Tracy Scoggins....Gretchen Terrell
Jeannie Linero....Madame Eva Parada
Ann Cooper....J.J. Douglas
Luisa Leschin....Tanya
Joseph Taggart....Announcer
Cheryl Carter....African Woman
Russell Anderson....Very Old Man
William Marquez....Ambassador Marquez
Jerry Anderson....Waiter
 7. Clipped Wings
James Farentino....Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey....Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak....Captain Ed Braddock
Dick Butkus...."Ski" Butowski
Bubba Smith...."Bubba" Kelsey
Scott Hylands....Peter Anson
Kimberly Alexander....Officer Carol Perkins
Ann Cooper....J.J. Douglas
Terence McGovern....Joe Roth
Raye Birk....Martin C. Sharp
Peter Elbling....Ed Lang
John Fox....Bishop Sullivan
Adam Gregor....Councilman Ken Joyner
Brian Moore....County Supervisor McManus
Gay Hagen....Sister Inez
Rion Hunter....Father Dominguez
 8. Payload
James Farentino....Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey....Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak....Captain Ed Braddock
Dick Butkus...."Ski" Butowski
Bubba Smith...."Bubba" Kelsey
George Gaynes....Dr. Willi Von Hartig
Belinda J. Montgomery....Dr. Nell Lindsay
Peter Vogt....Dr. Sanford Hill
Thomas Callaway....Lou Sackler
Ray Wise....J.D. Kraft
Ann Cooper....J.J. Douglas
Lance Rosen....Harris Lubin
Barbara Beckley....Trish
Terry Burns....Astronaut Jack Sloan
Frank Pesce....Guard / Gunner
Bill Shick....Man
Mark Burke....Technician
 9. The Long Flight
James Farentino....Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey....Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak....Captain Ed Braddock
Dick Butkus...."Ski" Butowski
Bubba Smith...."Bubba" Kelsey
Gregory Sierra....Luis Creighton Acuna
Kelly Preston....Amy Braddock
Paul Koslo....Johnny Irons
Ann Cooper....J.J. Douglas
Liz Torres....Rosie
Santos Morales....Immigration Official
Wayne Heffley....Commander Henley
Jaime Tirelli....Guard
David Starwalt....Young Man
Jason Edwards....Driver
Frank Lugo....Bartender
 10. The Godchild
James Farentino....Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey....Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak....Captain Ed Braddock
Dick Butkus...."Ski" Butowski
Bubba Smith...."Bubba" Kelsey
Maylo McCaslin....Lisa Ritchie
Robert Viharo....Carl Suhonen
John Hancock....Cusak
Victor Arnold....Folsom
George McDaniel....LaRoche
Ann Cooper....J.J. Douglas
Roger Til....Francois
Jerry Potter....Truck Driver
Tony Dale....Pilot
Phil Hoover....Guard
Michael Santiago....Sonny
Buck Young....Police Captain
Maia Brewton....Kathy
Gary Hollis....Frost
Inez Pedroza....Laura Mendez
 11. The Island
James Farentino....Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey....Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak....Captain Ed Braddock
Dick Butkus...."Ski" Butowski
Bubba Smith...."Bubba" Kelsey
Lisa Sutton....Terry
Thalmus Rasulala....Marley
Robert DoQui....Morris Priest
Carolyn Seymour....Helen
Eugenia Wright....Celine
Joe Dorsey....Van Ark
June Christopher....Secretary
Frank Parker....Harter
Ken Foree....Alfie
Leonard Simon....Easley
Marguerite DeLain....Sonia
John Lafayette....Captain Nash
Jay Scorpio....Soldier
Richard Molnar....Sailor
Jack Yates....Slate
William Vaughan....George Gruly