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The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

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

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Louise Latham ...
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Major Clark (as Kene Holliday)
Joe Dorsey ...
Michael Currie ...
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Gary Brockette ...
Debra Troyer ...
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Young Longstreet (as Miles Mc Namara)
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Storyline

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

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3 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El experimento Filadelfia  »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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Features Battlezone (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Mood
Music by Joe Garland
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein and Co., Inc.
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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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