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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. William Mailer / Friedrich Mahler
John Christian Graas ...
Benjamin Herdeg
Hank the Controller
James Greene ...
Professor Longstreet
Andrew Steel ...
Mahler's Double
Hank Stone ...
Gate PK
John Rixey Moore ...
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for military violence | See all certifications »





Release Date:

4 June 1994 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

The Philadelphia Experiment 2  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


In the alternate 1993 where the Nazis had conquered the U.S., no German was spoken by anyone including the soldiers and guards. It seems unlikely that The descendants of the Nazi's that occupied the U.S. would somehow switch to English. In addition to this, Mailer seems to be having trouble communicating in German when he meets his father in 1943. It's very unlikely the descendants of the occupying Nazis would abandon their home language and not force the surviving U.S. civilian population to learn German. No explanation for this is offered. See more »


Dr. William Mailer: What went through your mind on your way here?
David Herdeg: Truth is twisted, who's responsible?
Dr. William Mailer: Well, responsibility is, generally, one of those things claimed by the righteous, whereas consequences are assigned to the meek. What's your choice?
David Herdeg: Strength... to make the right choice.
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References RoboCop (1987) See more »


Performed by The Radio Ranch Straight Shooters
(C) 1992, All Rights Reserved
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So what's wrong with it?
17 August 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

A generally enjoyable movie. It's not a great movie, but it does some interesting things with time travel, paradoxes, etc. I certainly wouldn't consider it in the bottom 100.

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