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28 July 2012 (USA) See more »
In 'The Philadelphia Experiment', a secret government research project tries reviving the World War... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Nicholas Lea ... Bill Gardner

Michael Paré ... Hagan

Ryan Robbins ... Richard Falkner

Emilie Ullerup ... Molly Gardner

Gina Holden ... Kathryn Moore

John Reardon ... Deputy Carl Reed

Malcolm McDowell ... Morton Salinger

Marsha Regis ... Rami
Chad Krowchuk ... Reece
Allison Hossack ... Lena
Tom McBeath ... Broadmore

Dean Redman ... Sargent

Mark Pawson ... Amateur Pilot

Lauro Chartrand ... Hagan's Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dmytro Kolesnyk ... Mercenary (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Ziller 
Writing credits
Andy Briggs (written by)

David Sanderson (story editor)

Produced by
Josée Bernard .... co-executive producer
Tom Berry .... executive producer
Lisa M. Hansen .... executive producer (as Lisa Hansen)
Paul Hertzberg .... executive producer
John Prince .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Neilson 
Cinematography by
Michael C. Blundell 
Film Editing by
Christopher A. Smith 
Casting by
Colleen Bolton 
Maureen Webb 
Production Design by
Bob Bottieri 
Set Decoration by
La Vonne Girard  (as LaVonne Girard)
Renee Read  (as Renée Read)
Costume Design by
Patricia Hargreaves 
Makeup Department
Christina Furuya .... additional hair/makeup swing
Tanya Howard .... key makeup artist
Janie MacKay .... key hair stylist
Brant McIlroy .... special makeup effects artist (as Brant Mcllory)
Trisha Porter .... hair/makeup swing
Production Management
Patrick Costelloe .... post-production supervisor
Adam Driscoll .... post-production supervisor
Daniel Gilboy .... production executive
Gilles LaPlante .... executive in charge of production
Tim Sereda .... production manager (as Timothy Sereda)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Patricia Hansen .... trainee assistant director
Bryan C. Knight .... first assistant director: second unit
Dave T. Nall .... third assistant director
Sarah Rogers .... second assistant director
Jody Ryan .... first assistant director
Lauro Chartrand .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jennifer Adermann .... on set dresser
Cameron Boon .... key paint
Ryan Casey .... set dresser
Clive Edwards .... property master
Bulent Hasan .... storyboard artist
Jimmy O. Howard .... assistant property master (as Jimmy Howard)
Miranda Middleditch .... assistant set decorator
Nicholas Miller .... lead dresser
Baron Shaver .... construction coordinator
Blair Stevens .... assistant set decorator
John Tiffen .... on set dresser (as Jon Tiffin)
Jeremy Wimpney .... props helper
Krista Lomax .... MPV/playback designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tim Archer .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason Cole .... foley artist
Wendy Czajkowsky .... dialogue editor
Randy Kiss .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Kiss .... sound supervisor
Martin Lacroix .... boom operator
Michael MacDonald .... foley recordist
Michael MacDonald .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennis McCormack .... assistant sound effects editor
Tad Nazar .... sound mixer: second unit
Alan Perkins .... dialogue editor
Michael T. Williamson .... sound mixer (as Michael Williamson)
Special Effects by
Allen Benjamin .... special effects coordinator (as Al Benjamin)
Randy Kiss .... special effects editor
Ryan Patton .... special effects first assistant
Rob Thorpe .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Jongjun An .... digital compositor
Mack Benz .... visual effects producer
Peter Choi .... digital compositor
Darren Coffey .... 3D artist
Darren Coffey .... digital compositor
Youngbin Eun .... 3D artist
Young-Enn Kim .... 3D artist
Francois Latremoille .... visual effects supervisor (as Francois Latrémoille)
Thierry Latremoille .... 3D artist (as Thierry Latrémoille)
Ryan Mackie .... digital compositor
Joseph Park .... digital compositor
Geoffrey Soga .... visual effects & dynamics (as Geoff Soga)
Hui-wen Wu .... digital compositor
Seong Jin Park .... 3D generalist (uncredited)
Aaron Au .... stunt tech
James Bamford .... stunt double: Bill Gardner
Lauro Chartrand .... stunt coordinator
Lauro Chartrand .... stunt driver
Cody Laudan .... stunt double: Carl Reed
Scott Nicholson .... stunt double: Hagan
Rochelle Okoye .... stunt performer: Hagan's mercenary #2
Marshall Virtue .... stunt performer: Hagan's mercenary #1
Colby Chartrand .... wire puller (uncredited)
Bruce Crawford .... wire puller (uncredited)
Rochelle Okoye .... assistant to stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Araquel .... still photographer
Michael Baier .... grip
Bill Baxter .... gaffer
Gregory J. Brown .... dolly grip: second unit
Chester Dixon .... best boy
Chester Dixon .... key grip: second unit
Jordan Ewan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jon Flahr .... data wrangler
Jon Flahr .... digital loader
Derrick Garland .... genny operator
Aris Georgiopoulos .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andre Gheorghiu .... on-set playback assistant
Danny Ho .... playback designer
Sean A. Jackson .... gaffer
Gaelle Jego .... lamp operator
Dmytro Kolesnyk .... best boy electric
Dmytro Kolesnyk .... gaffer: second unit
Francis Kramer .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jiri Kucera .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
George Kuera .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Nicholas McKenzie .... first assistant camera: second unit "c" camera
Ryan McMaster .... camera operator: second unit "c" camera
Ryan McMaster .... director of photography: second unit
Shawn Montgomery .... key grip
Andres Nino .... best boy: second unit
Andres Nino .... grip: second unit
Philippe Palu .... dolly grip
Rodrigo Carcamo Parga .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Grizz Salzl .... camera operator: "a" camera
Grizz Salzl .... steadicam operator
David Savinkoff .... grip
Einar Sigurdson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bettina Strauss .... still photographer
Aaron Von Hagen .... second assistant camera: second unit "c" camera
Brad Whitlock .... camera operator: "b" camera
Spencer Whitney .... best boy electric
Henry Zhao .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Henry Libin Zhao)
Milton Loo .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Carmen Amos .... casting associate: Canada
L.A. Hilts .... extras casting
Michelle Jacobsen .... extras casting assistant
Penny Perry .... casting director: US
Donald Weaver .... casting associate: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ardyth Cleveland .... costume set supervisor: second unit
Jacy Croft .... truck costumer
Kathy Linder .... assistant costume designer
Kathy Linder .... costume set supervisor
Editorial Department
Carey Dickson .... facility supervisor
Todd Giroux .... workflow management
Justin Li .... on-line editor
Jesse Lyon .... rotoscope artist
Ryan Mance .... data technician
Matthew Pemberton .... assistant editor
Alissa Roode .... on-line editor
Randy Rudland .... assistant editor
Seán Travers .... colorist
Colin Dove .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Darren Tucker .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jeremy Alexander .... driver: cast
Jesse Furnell .... picture car coordinator
Peter Gibson .... transportation coordinator
Rob Glen .... transportation captain
Brian Keddy .... driver: hair & makeup truck
Ross Martin .... driver: cast
Paul Medeiros .... driver: cable truck
Kats Wolfe .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Robin Ackland .... craft service
Robin Ackland .... first aid
Lindsey Adams .... assistant: Tom Berry
Grant Baldwin .... electronic press kit
Bob Bedard .... chef
Claire Benoit .... legal services: Services Jurisdiques
Gordon Berezay .... craft service: second unit
Gordon Berezay .... first aid: second unit
Jason Crosby .... marine coordinator
A. Michael Dennison .... production assistant (as 'Rocker' Mike Dennison)
Elena Dubova .... second assistant production coordinator
Marty Fitzgerald .... assistant: Lisa Hansen
Anya Gadison .... extras wrangler
Andy Garland .... production assistant: second unit
Sean Hanlin .... security coordinator
Breanne Hartley .... head of business & legal affairs
Alexandra Julson .... business affairs assistant
Genevieve L'Ecuyer .... financing services (as Geneviève L'Écuyer)
Peter Link .... assistant chef
Tony Lort .... post-production accountant
Valerie Massicotte .... business affairs assistant
Kavan McGovern .... electronic press kit
Jill McQueen .... production coordinator
Lindsay Moffat .... production accountant
Janet D. Munro .... script supervisor (as Ruby J. Muro)
Jen Oberem .... script supervisor: second unit
Barbara Parisi .... first assistant accountant
Jerry Pender .... production coordinator
Tony Peterson .... assistant chef (as Tony Petersen)
Nicole Reid .... development & production associate
David Rockwell .... post-production accountant
John Rollins .... assistant location manager
Elizabeth Schnitzker .... stand-in
Mark Shannon .... key production assistant
Al Stewart .... key production assistant (as Allan Stewart)
Karly Stilling .... administrative assistant
Maya Toews .... assistant production coordinator
Chris Wyndham .... key production assistant
Karen Zajac .... location manager
Melanie Berthelo .... production assistant (uncredited)
David W. Hamilton .... thanks: Front Row Insurance Brokers
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for some violence
89 min

Did You Know?

Michael Paré (Hagan) previously played David Herdeg in The Philadelphia Experiment (1984).See more »
Anachronisms: When Gardener says "volts are volts and Hertz are Hertz." In 1943 Hertz wasn't used - it was 'c/s' (cycles per second).See more »
Movie Connections:
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Very Entertaining, 12 June 2013
Author: (bob-rutzel-1) from United States

Scientists in 2012 try to renew a 1940s experiment in Philadelphia that made a US Navy Warship, The USS Eldridge DE 173 disappear and reappear at will. The purpose in the early 1940s experiment was to create a cloaking device so that mines would not "see" the ship (remember, we were at war at this time).

In this movie, the scientists use a late model car for the experiment to see if they can cloak it. The problem occurs when the generators at the facility link to the generators on the Eldridge and make it appear and disappear. We are told in here that the Eldridge had completely disappeared back in the 1940s. In this movie, the Eldridge appears on a local airfield, on top of a building in Chicago, in a desert. and later back at the facility where we started (but we knew that would happen, right? Work with me).

Many including our government say the Philadelphia Experiment was a hoax. Go to Wikipedia and read up on everything.

But, here we are dealing with a movie produced and shown for our entertainment. And, very entertaining it was. Of course, this is not a comedy but some Hollywood comedic techniques (silly and stupid) are used. Witness the contractors in charge of this experiment who want to bomb the ship to stop its jumping to other locations causing panic and destruction. The ship is protected by an electrical shield that cannot be penetrated. See, silly and stupid in trying to bomb it.

Nicholas Lea as Bill Gardner is the key to the resolution of this problem and he does a fine job. Gardner was the Navy Lieutenant aboard the Eldridge when it started jumping from location to location. Nice to see Malcolm McDowell as Morton Salinger, one of the original scientists back in the 1940s ; and he is always a welcome sight in any movie. Ryan Robbins as Faulkner, the only sane, logical scientist who headed the experiment does an outstanding job in trying to do the right thing. Gina Holden as Kathryn Moore, the evil head of the contractors and she was totally evil (good job at it though). Emilie Ullerup as Molly, Bill Gardner's granddaughter, who uses a computer to help unravel Salinger's solution to the problem. And, then there is Michael Pare as Hagan, the contractor's hit man so to speak. Mr. Pare was one of the stars in the original 1984 movie of the same title, but in here he is a bad guy. Bummer.

The pacing is just right and the acting performances of all is quite good.

Oh, just so you know, hoax or not, the government gave the Eldridge to the Greek Royal Navy and its new designation is: HNS Leon D-54 . Hey, I looked it up.

You may enjoy the scene at the end when Molly enters her house and asks if anyone is home. (7/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.

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