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The Final Countdown (1980) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Don Taylor

Writing Credits  

Thomas Hunter ... (story) &
Peter Powell ... (story) and
David Ambrose ... (story)
 
David Ambrose ... (screenplay) &
Gerry Davis ... (screenplay) and
Thomas Hunter ... (screenplay) &
Peter Powell ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

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Laurel Scott
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Cdr. Richard Owens / Mr.Tideman
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Cdr. Dan Thurman
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Senator Samuel Chapman
Victor Mohica ...
Black Cloud
James Coleman ...
Lt. Perry (as James C. Lawrence)
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Simura (as Soon-Teck Oh)
Joe Lowry ...
Cdr. Damon
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Lt. Kajima
Mark Thomas ...
Marine Cpl. Kullman
Harold Bergman ...
Bellman
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Navy Doctor
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LCdr. Kaufman
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Quartermaster
Ted Richert ...
Tideman's Assistant
George Warren ...
Tideman's Bodyguard
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Helicopter Crewman
Phil Philbin ...
Admiral
Robert Goodman ...
Richard Liberty ...
LCdr. Moss
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Harvey
Bill Couch ...
Durrell (as William Couch)
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Wynn
Masayuki Yamazuki ...
Togawa
George H. Strohsahl Jr. ...
Air Boss
Ronald R. Stoops ...
Navigator
Kenneth J. Jaskolski ...
Assistant Air Boss
Sergei M. Kowalchik ...
Jake Dennis ...
Helicopter Pilot
Jim Toone ...
Helicopter Co-Pilot
Edward J. Deats ...
Chief
Robert L. Huffman ...
Radio Officer
James R. Augustus ...
Jr. Officer Of The Deck
Sam P. Baldwin ...
Lee Helmsman
Ronnie J. Ellis ...
Captain's Aide
Timothy W. Gersbacher ...
Wayne L. Flesher ...
William S. Frost ...
David H. Signor ...
Tommy Abel ...
Andrew Akerson ...
Edward Andrews ...
Nick L. Anelli ...
Frank R. Arko ...
Emory W. Brown ...
Michael K. Balint ...
James Bulick ...
Andris Dambekaln ...
John T. Davis ...
Michael A. Davis ...
James A. Dennis Jr. ...
Frank D. Ramio ...
USS Nimitz Crew (as Frank DiRamio)
Jerry D. Elliott ...
Richard Farrell ...
James W. Huston ...
USS Nimitz Crew (as James W. Houston)
Richard M. Johnson ...
Ronald Kissel ...
Michael J. Kubat ...
Raymond P. Langley ...
Eric Lofquist ...
Kermit L. McCorble ...
Robert K. Miller ...
William H. Miller ...
Gerry Mountcastle ...
William McCluskey ...
Alan Mullen ...
Charles F. Myers ...
Jeffery L. Myers ...
Randy M. Olin ...
David F. Person ...
Raymond M. Reynaud ...
Daniel C. Rockwell ...
Francis Ross ...
Trevor R. Sandison ...
Gregory T. Swarney ...
Andrey Swystun ...
Christopher V. Totis ...
Mark Trenor ...
Brian Tyndall ...
Peter D. Vogt ...
David Wanamaker ...
Stephen G. Weaver ...
Jan P. Werson ...
Steven G. Williams ...
Aaron B. Wilson ...
Michael Wilson ...
David E. Young ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Jacobus ...
Pilot / Crew (uncredited)
Benjamin Sarmiento ...
USS Nimitz Crew (uncredited)
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Radioman (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Peter Douglas ... producer (as Peter Vincent Douglas)
Lloyd Kaufman ... associate producer
Richard R. St. Johns ... executive producer
Kirk Douglas ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by 

John Scott

Cinematography by 

Victor J. Kemper ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Robert K. Lambert

Production Design by 

Fernando Carrere

Set Decoration by 

Dennis Peebles

Costume Design by 

Ray Summers

Makeup Department 

Irving Buchman ... makeup artist
Romaine Greene ... hair stylist
Bob Mills ... makeup supervisor / special makeup designer

Production Management 

John W. Hyde ... executive in charge of production
Lloyd Kaufman ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

J. David Jones ... second unit director (as David Jones)
Pat Kehoe ... first assistant director
Robert K. Lambert ... second unit director
Mark McGann ... assistant director trainee
Ed Milkovich ... second assistant director
Douglas E. Wise ... second assistant director (as Doug Wise)

Art Department 

Robert Boettcher ... assistant property master (as Bob Boettcher)
Kent H. Johnson ... property master (as Kent Johnson)
Nikita Knatz ... production illustrator
Dale Koeppe ... assistant art director
William Maldonado ... construction coordinator

Sound Department 

Richard L. Anderson ... sound effects editor
Bruce Bisenz ... sound mixer
Robert Crosby ... boom operator (as Robert Crosby Jr.)
Stephen Hunter Flick ... sound effects editor (as Stephen Flick)
Warren Hamilton Jr. ... sound effects editor
Alan Howarth ... special sound effects (as Alan S. Howarth)
David J. Kimball ... re-recording mixer
Robert J. Litt ... re-recording mixer
Mark A. Mangini ... sound effects editor (as Mark Mangini)
Robert Nichols II ... sound recordist
Norman B. Schwartz ... dialogue supervisor
Howard S. Wollman ... re-recording mixer
Richard L. Anderson ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
John Roesch ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Joe Day ... special effects
Garry Elmendorf ... special effects (as Gary Elmendorf)
Pat Elmendorf ... special effects
Doug Hubbard ... special effects (uncredited)
Peter Jaques ... producer: special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Jim Allsop ... optical technician
Maurice Binder ... special visual effects / storm sequence
Tom Pullinger ... optical editor
Louie Schwartzberg ... time lapse special effects (as Louis Schwartzberg)
Marv Ystrom ... optical effects (uncredited)

Stunts 

Bill Couch ... stunt coordinator
Orwin C. Harvey ... stunt double (as Orwin Harvey)
Colby Smith ... stunt double
J. David Jones ... aerial stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

David L. Butler ... director of photography: second unit
Jim Coe ... still photographer
Earl Gilbert ... gaffer
Rhio Haessig ... best boy
Robert Horne ... camera assistant (as Bob Horne)
Stan Lazan ... director of photography: second unit
Robert Marta ... camera assistant (as Bob Marta)
Gaylin P. Schultz ... key grip (as Gaylin Schultz)
Bernie Schwartz ... best boy
Robert C. Thomas ... camera operator (as Bob Thomas)

Casting Department 

Dee Miller ... location casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Cynthia Bales ... costumer
James W. Tyson ... costumer (as James Tyson)

Editorial Department 

Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Leslie Dennis Bracken ... assistant editor (as Leslie Dennis)
Mike Dobie ... assistant editor (as Michael Dobie)
Robert K. Lambert ... post-production executive
Virgil A. Tanner ... color timer (as Virgil Tanner)
Tim Tobin ... assistant editor (as Timothy Tobin)

Location Management 

Benjamin Bruce ... location coordinator
Tony Gittelson ... location coordinator
B.J. Johnson ... location coordinator
Douglas J. Kenny ... location assistant (as Doug Kenny)
Mark Winter ... location assistant

Music Department 

George Craig ... music supervisor
Milton Lustig ... music editor
John Richards ... music mixer
Alan Howarth ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Frank 'Cat' Ballou ... transportation coordinator (as Frank 'Cat' Ballou)

Other crew 

Lynn A. Aber ... script supervisor (as Lynn Aber)
Fred Baillie ... production assistant
Mike Batzler ... production assistant
Susan Becton ... secretary to the producer
Steven Bridges ... production assistant
Judi Bunn ... second unit coordinator
Jack Casey ... unit publicist
Gerry Costello ... technical unit: Grumman
Michael Durant ... production assistant
Lyn J. Fink ... assistant production coordinator (as Lyn Fink)
Gary Gero ... animal trainer
William S. Graves ... technical advisor: U.S. Navy (as Capt. William S. Graves USN)
Carole Keagy ... publicity and marketing
Rob Mays ... production assistant
Jim McMahon ... location auditor
Richard C. Milligan ... technical advisor: Grumman (as Richard Milligan)
Bruce Montgomery ... technical unit: Grumman
Kate Morris ... production administrator
Pat Moseman ... production secretary
Florence Nerlinger ... production coordinator
Richard R. St. Johns ... presenter
Tony Tenreiro ... technical unit: Grumman
Clair Ward ... production assistant
Boots Hart ... post-production accountant (uncredited)

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