In 1943, the United States tests an anti-radar system to make the U.S. Navy ships invisible to the enemy. Dr. James Longstreet uses his experiment in the destroyer escort USS Eldridge that disappears from Philadelphia. The sailors David Herdeg and his best friend Jim Parker are projected to 1984, where they meet Allison Hayes. They unsuccessfully try to contact their base and out of the blue Jimmy disappears in a hospital. Allison helps David to visit Jimmy's wife Pamela, but Jimmy refuses to see him. Now David's only hope is meeting Dr. James Longstreet to learn what to do. Will he be well succeeded? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Back in 1980, AVCO Embassy Pictures asked John Carpenter, who served as an Executive Producer on this film, to write and direct this film after the successes of Halloween (1978) and The Fog (1980). However, Carpenter showed them Escape from New York (1981) (which he wrote years earlier), and they did that instead. See more »
The USS Yorktown is shown with the closed "Hurricane Bow" that wasn't added until 1953. During the war, the bow was open and contained anti-aircraft batteries. See more »
Isn't that - water up ahead?
No. This is a desert. And that's a mirage.
[later, walking through the flooded plain]
How much longer you think this mirage is gonna last?
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Got this film on DVD, and must say I fully enjoyed it. Great acting, and the story line was very good. Also I thought the special effects are very good for the date when it was done. I think the idea of a war film, with time travel, and love story is very good, and this works very well in this film. I also found the sound effects to be quite good, again for the time period it was done in. If you are into sci-fi films, then I recommend this film a lot, and I shall be watching this film again in the near future. Nancy Allen's performance is on top, such great acting. Also I enjoyed the 40's music in the film, they captured the time period very well. I am most grateful I got a copy of this film on DVD.
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