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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and D. Conwill <email@example.com>
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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
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
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?
Followed by Philadelphia Experiment II
Written by Ian Thomas
Performed by Manfred Mann See more