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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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The original script had more incidents that demonstrated David's newness to arriving in the new time period. Director Stewart Rafill toned down these elements to concentrate more on the two central characters. See more »

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When the helicopter crashes they use footage from the end of shooting for the fire scene, hence a helicopter looks like a car and buildings on fire. See more »

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Sheriff Bates: We've all got problems, honey. But we don't solve 'em with guns.
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Memories of You
Music by Eubie Blake
Words by Andy Razaf
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein and Co., Inc.
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Underrated, Excellent
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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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