Operation Thor, or with the original title Blue Thunder, is a 1983 film that arrived today on the Netflix platform in Portugal. It is an American action thriller from Columbia Pictures, produced by Gordon Carroll, Phil Feldman and Andrew Fogelson and directed by John Badham.
The film features a high-tech helicopter of the same name and stars Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern, and Malcolm McDowell. A spin-off TV series, also called Blue Thunder, had 11 episodes and was released in 1984.
Operation Thor is now on Netflix in Portugal
In it, Frank Murphy (Roy Scheider) is a pilot in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Air Support Division (LAPD) and a struggling Vietnam War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) .
He’s been assigned a new Watcher, and that’s newcomer Richard Lymangood (Daniel Stern). The two are patrolling the city of Los Angeles at night and assisting law enforcement at the scene. However, they end up being invited to try out the new Blue Thunder, and when everything seems to be going great, behold, what looked more like a simple murder complicates everyone’s life.
You can watch the movie trailer here.
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