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Blue Thunder is an ABC network drama series directed by Guy Magar based on the 1983 film of the same name.

The show aired from January 6 until April 16, 1984, lasting for one season & 11 episodes. It was produced by Rastar Productions, Public Arts and Columbia Pictures Television.


The series centered on an advanced prototype police helicopter and their ground support crew as they battle crime.


  • James Farentino as Frank Chaney
  • Dana Carvey as Clinton Wonderlove aka “JAFO”
  • Sandy McPeak as Captain Braddock
  • Bubba Smith as "Bubba" Kelsey
  • Dick Butkus as "Ski" Butowski
  • Ann Cooper as J.J. Douglas