QUANTUM GEEK Episode 3: Blue Thunder (1983)

This glorious weekend, Quantum Geek revisits a special little urban tech thriller that's stood all on its own for the last 31 years as an unlikely cult classic!

Jaws star Roy Scheider in 1983 John Badham urban thriller Blue Thunder about a state of the art gunship that can blow shit up
"Compensating for what? You don't even know what you're saying!"
Blue Thunder stars Roy Scheider (The French Connection, Jaws, Marathon Man, Seaquest DSV), Daniel Stern (Diner, City Slickers, Home Alone, Very Bad Things), Malcolm McDowell (If... A Clockwork Orange, Star Trek: Generations, Rob Zombie's Halloween) and Candy Clarke (The Man Who Fell To Earth, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Cherry Falls, Zodiac).

It is a movie known by the audience of its time as a movie that suffered many goofs as director John Badham suffered in bringing an original concept to reality, and its effects - where authenticity was impossible - are dated to say the least, but frankly it kicks so much arse and if you love the idea of a gritty thriller featuring urban combat in the skies over Los Angeles (but without the glossy picture perfect look and feel of typical Hollywood movies) then this movie is for you.

Here is the original trailer:


And the podcast:

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And just because I'm a total movie soundtrack geek, check out Arthur P. Rubinstein's insane synth orchestra movie score:


Drop your comments and feel free to share with your friends, when Quantum Geek returns, it will be to review post-Vietnam vigilante thriller The Exterminator and to discuss the rise and fall of movies of its kind, back in the day.
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