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Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)

David Herdeg's participation in a failed 1943 experiment in radar invisibility has propelled him 40 years into the future. An aberration in his genetic makeup enabled him to pass through ... See full summary »

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David Herdeg's participation in a failed 1943 experiment in radar invisibility has propelled him 40 years into the future. An aberration in his genetic makeup enabled him to pass through the portal of time. It has also made him sensitive to any alteration to the time continuum. Another disasterous experiment in 1993 sends a stealth aircraft through the time portal, into 1943 Germany. Simultaneously, Herdeg is pulled into the portal, and finds himself in the terrifying 1993 that resulted from a Nazi victory in World War II. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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They cut a hole through time


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Rated PG-13 for military violence | See all certifications »
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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,926 (USA) (14 November 1993)

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$2,970 (USA)
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Courteney Cox was originally cast as Jess, but quit after working on the film for two days. Cox was replaced by Marjean Holden, who was initially going to play a smaller role in the movie. See more »

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The F117A had a range of 930 miles. Even if the Germans had launched it from the closest point in occupied France (over 3,000 air miles), it would run out of fuel and fall into the ocean about 1/3 of the way to Washington. See more »

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Dr. William Mailer: Alert these checkpoints, distribute his photo, clamp down the neighboring townships.
Decker: Sir, the productivity loss...
Dr. William Mailer: I'm aware of that.
Decker: My department will need written authorization, countersigned by central council.
Dr. William Mailer: Well, fortunately, your department is part of my department. Now go lock down... and smile while you're doing it.
Decker: Sir, there's more to this than you're letting on. This man's apparent connection to your experiments reeks of special circumstance which, by code, falls under my ...
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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TACO SALAD EXPERIMENT
Performed by The Radio Ranch Straight Shooters
(C) 1992, All Rights Reserved
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Almost leading man falls back to the B's with OK sci-fi yarn
24 August 2004 | by (Sarnia, Ontario) – See all my reviews

PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT 2 (PG-13) - Vidmark Video (Original 1994 VHS distributor): After a brief flirtation with the Big Screen in (in 1989's ALWAYS and 1991's FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER) Brad Johnson begins what could be his journey back to the B-pic obscurity from which he sprang with this decent, albeit cheap, sequel to the first PHILLY EXPERIMENT. Johnson, replacing Michael Pare from the 1984 flick, finds himself `shifted' into an alternate 1993 - one in which Germany won World War II - when a power-mad scientist (Gerrit Graham) tinkers with the timeline by sending a stealth bomber back to the Germans circa 1943.

Although it assumes you've seen its predecessor, and plays sketchy several plot details, this is still a skillfully constructed, resourceful sci-fi adventure. I give it an 8.


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