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The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

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A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors 40 years into the future.

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Reportedly based on a true incident during World War II involving an anti-radar or invisibility experiment that caused the U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Eldridge to disappear from Philadelphia Harbor. Two of the ship's sailors finds themselves thrown 40 years into the future to 1984. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net> and D. Conwill <conwi1wd@cmich.edu>

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3 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Director Stewart Rafill rewrote the screenplay so that a love story developed between the characters David and Alison. Rafill also removed a lot of scientific dialog concerning explanations for the why and how of the time travel element of the film. See more »

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Dr. Longstreet is American in the 1943 scenes, but has acquired an English accent by the time 1984 rolls around. There's no indication that he lived in England all (or any) of the intervening years. See more »

Quotes

Jim Parker: Isn't that - water up ahead?
David Herdeg: No. This is a desert. And that's a mirage.
Jim Parker: [later, walking through the flooded plain] How much longer you think this mirage is gonna last?
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Great Movie.
3 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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