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Blue Thunder
Genre Action
Directed by Guy Magar
Starring James Farentino
Dana Carvey
Sandy McPeak
Dick Butkus
Bubba Smith
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel ABC
Original run 6 January 1984 – 16 April 1984
Status Ended

Blue Thunder is a 1984 ABC TV series based on the movie of the same title.

The series used the converted Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. As backup to the helicopter, a ground unit, Rolling Thunder (not in the original film) was featured. This was a large support van with a desert camouflage off-road vehicle inside.

The television series cast included James Farentino, Dana Carvey, and former professional American football players Bubba Smith and Dick Butkus. The show was canceled by ABC after they felt the similar Airwolf on CBS would win the ratings battle. Also, the series aired at the same time as the CBS series Dallas on Friday nights, and lost.

Eleven episodes were made before the series was cancelled.

A Region 1 DVD set of the series was released on 22 August 2006.


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