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Posted: 1/11/2005 9:44:13 PM EDT
Not a very good movie, at all. Still, I can't turn it to another channel.

"Whisper mode." Heh. Typical John Badham hokum.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:46:45 PM EDT
What is it about?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:52:48 PM EDT
Roy Scheider plays a LAPD helo pilot. An old Army buddy from 'Nam (Malcolm McDowell) is a test pilot for an outfit that has developed a super-duper-copper-chopper shortly before the '84 LA Olympics. Scheider finds out the real purpose of the thing and crosses paths with some bad guys. Helicopter chases ensue. Oh, yeah, they use the high-tech spy shit in the helos to spy on nekkid wimmenz!

Candy "Girls don't pay, guys pay" Clark plays Scheider's girlfriend, driving a brown Vega.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:53:30 PM EDT
Saw it at the theater when it came out, loved the loop and looking in the window at the girl. It was cool back then.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:56:21 PM EDT
I think I seen a small part of that once.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:59:45 PM EDT
A movie now to be found in the paltry Action section of Mr. Ho's Neighborhood Video Store, complete with damp carpet and stale air. You can find it next to "I Come In Peace" with Dolph Lungdren.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:00:25 PM EDT
Now, there are two Revell 1/32 scale F-16s on strings chasing our hero.

Fox 1! Ah, but Murphy (Scheider) cleverly parks the helo in front of a Korean BBQ place to draw the model of a Sidewinder missile astray.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:08:12 PM EDT
JAFO?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:15:59 PM EDT
OK, Blue Slumber over now. Switch to "Erotic Confessions Vol 2." Hmm ... chick in shower. Excellent.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:16:27 PM EDT
AAAHHH...the eighties.Everything was so much simpler then.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:20:08 PM EDT
Ahh, the classics.....  But the TV series that spun off of the movie.  Where would Dana Carvey (TV JAFO) be with out it?


Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:20:21 PM EDT
Hmm... haven't seen that one in awhile.  Maybe need to dig out the Laserdisc of it.

Scheider can make anything worth watching and McDowell was such a memorable asshole.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:21:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
... McDowell was such a memorable asshole.

"Follow my leader!"
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:25:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dayv27:
Ahh, the classics.....  But the TV series that spun off of the movie.  Where would Dana Carvey (TV JAFO) be with out it?





Did Dana Carvey play JAFO in the series?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:27:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 10:33:03 PM EDT by dayv27]
Oh yeah, I can't remember who played the starring role (Scneiders movie character) but Dana Carvey got his start in the TV series of blue thunder.  My brother and I lived by that show until "Airwolf" came out.  
I'll google it and see if i can find something with Carvey and blue thunder

ETA: His character name was "Clinton JAFO Wonderlove"

Blue Thunder TV Show info
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:33:02 PM EDT
Heh, yeah as a kid I thought Blue Thunder and Airwolf were cool shit.  Right up there with the A-Team...  I had the little matchbox car-size choppers for both, lol.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:34:13 PM EDT
IT'S GEN-X NOSTALGIA NIGHT ON ARFCOM!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:36:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
IT'S GEN-X NOSTALGIA NIGHT ON ARFCOM!

Man, I guess!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:37:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dayv27:
Oh yeah, I can't remember who played the starring role (Scneiders movie character) but Dana Carvey got his start in the TV series of blue thunder.  My brother and I lived by that show until "Airwolf" came out.  
I'll google it and see if i can find something with Carvey and blue thunder

ETA: His character name was "Clinton JAFO Wonderlove"

Blue Thunder TV Show info



That's funny as hell.  The first I remember hearing of Dana Carvey was SNL.  "Isn't that special".  Church lady.  That's awesome.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:40:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:41:21 PM EDT
for it's day it had some pretty cool helo shots
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:46:42 PM EDT
While we are all reminicing about Blue Thunder and Airwolf. someone  has the answer to the question we all wanted to know in 1984.

the answer
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:52:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dayv27:
While we are all reminicing about Blue Thunder and Airwolf. someone  has the answer to the question we all wanted to know in 1984.

the answer

Heh. Good one.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:57:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dayv27:
While we are all reminicing about Blue Thunder and Airwolf. someone  has the answer to the question we all wanted to know in 1984.

the answer



Oh, BULLSHIT!

Airwolf had Mach 1+ capability and Air-to-anything missiles! BT would have been toast!







..... Let the 20-year-old arguments re-commence!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 11:01:23 PM EDT
Blue Thunder was a FRENCH airframe.

Airwolf was good old, made in American Bell!

I rest my case.  
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 11:06:55 PM EDT
I admit it I have Blue Thunder on DVD
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 11:11:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By dayv27:
While we are all reminicing about Blue Thunder and Airwolf. someone  has the answer to the question we all wanted to know in 1984.

the answer



Oh, BULLSHIT!

Airwolf had Mach 1+ capability and Air-to-anything missiles! BT would have been toast!


... Let the 20-year-old arguments re-commence!



I'd pick Airwolf. I was always a big Airwolf fan.  Besides, look at the back seaters.  Ernest Borgnine VS Dana Carvey? Go Ernie!!

Link Posted: 1/11/2005 11:22:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 11:25:34 PM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 11:32:05 PM EDT
There's a mod for MS Flight Sim with Airwolf.

Very nice looking, great effects (gear, gun and rocket pod) and sound effects taken from the series.  The flight physics are based on a standard helo model (no Mach 1 ) but it's fun nonetheless.

I like to fly it with the long version of the series theme playing in the background.

Yes, I *am* a terminal geek.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 11:44:03 PM EDT
Airwolf was better than Blue Blunder
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:07:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:42:12 PM EDT
Everybody forgot Airwolf's Theme!

Airwolf Theme
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