Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf

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  1. Forbin

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    I'd hardly cause one actor having a rough life and a prop from the show breaking 30 years later a curse!
     
  2. Expo67

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    Let's not forget that Roy Scheider went mano-a-mano with Malcolm McDowell near the end of the film. That final duel between Blue Thunder and the Hughes 500 was definately action thrilled.
     
  3. Starkers

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    True, but one of Airwolf's strengths was its speed, and that would be negated in an urban environment. It'd still have the missiles that Blue Thunder didn't though, and I don't even think Blue Thunder had chaff or flare dispensers did it.
     
  4. Marc

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    Nope but then again it wasn't intended to go head to head against missile armed opponenets.

    Now while I think the missiles going target in the movie were a bit much (the good guy has to survive right?) air to air missile aren't the best thing for combat in large city with skycrapers etc.
     
  5. J.T.B.

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    Ernest Borgnine is still working at 94!

    And as much as I like Borgnine, I will take Scheider, Warren Oates, Malcolm McDowell and Candy Clark any day.

    --Justin
     
  6. Forbin

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    Now THERE's a porn film I can live without seeing!
     
  7. Admiral2

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    ^^^Purty much, yeah...
     
  8. paudemge

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    Much as I enjoyed the Blue Thunder movie, i'm not sure Blue Thunder could even hurt Airwolf. Airwolf's capabilities still exceed modern helicopters (supersonic)

    I enjoy watching Airwolf on hulu but I do wish they had had a bigger budget..but it does have my all time favorite TV theme
     
  9. Marc

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    yeah it does take some of the fun out when of things when the stock footage gets way too obvious and they are uncreative about.

    Prime example when the missiles are fired - cockpit shot of finger on the button, cut to missile firing from left tube. nextime it's cockpit then cut to the missile from centre tube and repeat.
     
  10. Expo67

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    It wasn't a porn film. It was a science fiction/action-conspiracy thriller with an excellent storyline and an an outstanding cast.

    Not to mention a film with a serious message behind it.
     
  11. Marc

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    I think you missed the joke.
     
  12. arch101

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    I'm goofing on Superman Curse. :)
     
  13. Trevacious

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    Unless Scheider surprised him by flying the loop-the-loop.

    "That's Impossible!"
     
  14. propita

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    Never watched "Airwolf" even though I liked Jan Michael Vincent's attitude. "Blue Thunder" I saw as a sneak preview at a 5000 seat theater--totally sold out with a line around the entire building! Roy Scheider kicked ten kinds of ass back then! One of the first modern action flicks, IMO.
     
  15. timothy

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    watched both airwolf and blue thunder loved airwolf up to the point where jan michael vincent leave's then lost entrest.
     
  16. Theonethatis

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    I love Blue Thunder and never quite got into Airwolf. But If I recall Blue Thunder was extremely vulnerable to missiles. Airwolf had a ton of them and was so much more advanced then Blue Thunder. I hate to say I think Airwolf would win.
     
  17. Silvercrest

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    Airwolf could do that too. Maybe they could dogfight upside-down?
     
  18. saturn5

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    Now can anyone tell me which famous Buffy character Candy Clark played?
     
  19. arch101

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    I think the logical progression of this thread is: Who's more badass? Frank Murphy, Stringfellow Hawke or Mitchell Gant?
    Personally, I'm thinking Gant, but it's pretty close.
     
  20. drychlick

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    airwoif by far! wish they would make a movie of it!:)
     

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