Blue Thunder

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Blue Thunder
Premiere January 6, 1984
Finale April 16, 1984
Network/Provider ABC
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Rastar Productions,
Public Arts,
Columbia Pictures Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 11
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Blue Thunder is a crime drama that aired on ABC.

The series used the converted Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. A ground unit named "Rolling Thunder" backed up the helicopter in the TV series. This was a large support van with a desert camouflage off-road vehicle stored inside.



Actor Character
Main Cast
James Farentino Frank Chaney
Dana Carvey Clinton Wonderlove
Sandy McPeak Captain Braddock
Dick Butkus Richard "Ski" Buttowski
Bubba Smith Lyman "Bubba" Kelsey
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Ann Cooper J.J. Douglas


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One January 6, 1984 April 16, 1984 11


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete Series August 22, 2006 3


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