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The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Drama  |  3 August 1984 (USA)
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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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An adventure beyond time. The experiment that should never have happened 41 years ago... Is still going on. See more »


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3 August 1984 (USA)  »

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The script originally included several pages of scientific-based dialog at the very end that were cut. See more »

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David and Jimmy's hairstyles are not characteristic of those found in the 1940s, particularly for Sailors. This is also true for several of the other men seen during this time period in the film. See more »

Quotes

Major Clark: So, what did you think of the future?
David Herdeg: Television was great.
Major Clark: You didn't see enough of it.
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Underrated, Excellent
11 March 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is brilliant - I don't care what others think - It is your basic adventure time travel film. I think the plot is genius - When something disappears nobody thinks what's going on while it's invisible - This is what happens in the film as a ship is cloaked during world war 2 to prevent radar detection but the ship completely vanishes - while invisible 2 crew members jump overboard into one of the best time warps i've ever seen, into 1984 - I think the acting, effects and overall tension of the movie was way ahead of it's time and will remain my personal favourite film.


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