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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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The live-action scenes were shot in eight weeks. See more »

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The talking alarm clock is still on the bedside table after David picks it up. See more »

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Allison Hayes: Why'd you join the Navy?
David Herdeg: You know the old saying: girl in every port.
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14 May 2012 | by (minneapolis, minnesota, on the planet Earth) – See all my reviews

There are a lot of questions surrounding The Philadelphia Experiment. How is it that 1940s era sailors got 1980s haircuts before they even traveled forty years into the future? How could Manfred Mann perform "The Runner" without worrying that a version of himself from 1964 might suddenly appear and rip out his vocal cords for singing such a typically idiotic 1980s type song? Why is that time travelers always make it look so easy to find a love interest? How was it that after screwing up the Philadelphia Experiment, the military still has complete confidence in Dr. James Longstreet to allow him to pursue his misguided experiments for the next forty years?

My rating: 9.7 and one half stars. The Philadelphia Experiment gets an extra half star because the time travelers see punk rockers at a diner out in the Nevada desert. Also, every car chase featured a vehicle flipping over.


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