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The Final Countdown (1980) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Don Taylor

Writing Credits  

Thomas Hunter ... (story) &
Peter Powell ... (story) and
David Ambrose ... (story)
 
David Ambrose ... (screenplay) &
Gerry Davis ... (screenplay) and
Thomas Hunter ... (screenplay) &
Peter Powell ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Kirk Douglas ... Capt. Matthew Yelland
Martin Sheen ... Warren Lasky
Katharine Ross ... Laurel Scott
James Farentino ... Cdr. Richard Owens / Mr.Tideman
Ron O'Neal ... Cdr. Dan Thurman
Charles Durning ... Senator Samuel Chapman
Victor Mohica Victor Mohica ... Black Cloud
James Coleman James Coleman ... Lt. Perry (as James C. Lawrence)
Soon-Tek Oh ... Simura (as Soon-Teck Oh)
Joe Lowry Joe Lowry ... Cdr. Damon
Alvin Ing ... Lt. Kajima
Mark Thomas Mark Thomas ... Marine Cpl. Kullman
Harold Bergman Harold Bergman ... Bellman
Dan Fitzgerald ... Navy Doctor
Lloyd Kaufman ... LCdr. Kaufman
Peter Douglas ... Quartermaster
Ted Richert Ted Richert ... Tideman's Assistant
George Warren George Warren ... Tideman's Bodyguard
Gary Morgan ... Helicopter Crewman
Phil Philbin Phil Philbin ... Admiral
Robert Goodman Robert Goodman ... Enlisted Man
Richard Liberty Richard Liberty ... LCdr. Moss
Neil Ronco ... Harvey
Bill Couch Bill Couch ... Durrell (as William Couch)
Jack McDermott ... Wynn
Masayuki Yamazuki Masayuki Yamazuki ... Togawa
George H. Strohsahl Jr. George H. Strohsahl Jr. ... Air Boss
Ronald R. Stoops Ronald R. Stoops ... Navigator
Kenneth J. Jaskolski Kenneth J. Jaskolski ... Assistant Air Boss
Sergei M. Kowalchik Sergei M. Kowalchik ... Crewman
Jake Dennis Jake Dennis ... Helicopter Pilot
Jim Toone Jim Toone ... Helicopter Co-Pilot
Edward J. Deats Edward J. Deats ... Chief
Robert L. Huffman Robert L. Huffman ... Radio Officer
James R. Augustus James R. Augustus ... Jr. Officer Of The Deck
Sam P. Baldwin Sam P. Baldwin ... Lee Helmsman
Ronnie J. Ellis Ronnie J. Ellis ... Captain's Aide
Timothy W. Gersbacher Timothy W. Gersbacher ... Enlisted Man
Wayne L. Flesher Wayne L. Flesher ... Enlisted Man
William S. Frost William S. Frost ... Enlisted Man
David H. Signor David H. Signor ... Enlisted Man
Tommy Abel Tommy Abel ... USS Nimitz Crew
Andrew Akerson Andrew Akerson ... USS Nimitz Crew
Edward Andrews Edward Andrews ... USS Nimitz Crew
Nick L. Anelli Nick L. Anelli ... USS Nimitz Crew
Frank R. Arko Frank R. Arko ... USS Nimitz Crew
Emory W. Brown Emory W. Brown ... USS Nimitz Crew
Michael K. Balint Michael K. Balint ... USS Nimitz Crew
James Bulick James Bulick ... USS Nimitz Crew
Andris Dambekaln Andris Dambekaln ... USS Nimitz Crew
John T. Davis John T. Davis ... USS Nimitz Crew
Michael A. Davis Michael A. Davis ... USS Nimitz Crew
James A. Dennis Jr. James A. Dennis Jr. ... USS Nimitz Crew
Frank D. Ramio Frank D. Ramio ... USS Nimitz Crew (as Frank DiRamio)
Jerry D. Elliott Jerry D. Elliott ... USS Nimitz Crew
Richard Farrell Richard Farrell ... USS Nimitz Crew
James W. Huston James W. Huston ... USS Nimitz Crew (as James W. Houston)
Richard M. Johnson Richard M. Johnson ... USS Nimitz Crew
Ronald Kissel Ronald Kissel ... USS Nimitz Crew
Michael J. Kubat Michael J. Kubat ... USS Nimitz Crew
Raymond P. Langley Raymond P. Langley ... USS Nimitz Crew
Eric Lofquist Eric Lofquist ... USS Nimitz Crew
Kermit L. McCorble Kermit L. McCorble ... USS Nimitz Crew
Robert K. Miller Robert K. Miller ... USS Nimitz Crew
William H. Miller William H. Miller ... USS Nimitz Crew
Gerry Mountcastle Gerry Mountcastle ... USS Nimitz Crew
William McCluskey William McCluskey ... USS Nimitz Crew
Alan Mullen Alan Mullen ... USS Nimitz Crew
Charles F. Myers Charles F. Myers ... USS Nimitz Crew
Jeffery L. Myers Jeffery L. Myers ... USS Nimitz Crew
Randy M. Olin Randy M. Olin ... USS Nimitz Crew
David F. Person David F. Person ... USS Nimitz Crew
Raymond M. Reynaud Raymond M. Reynaud ... USS Nimitz Crew
Daniel C. Rockwell Daniel C. Rockwell ... USS Nimitz Crew
Francis Ross Francis Ross ... USS Nimitz Crew
Trevor R. Sandison Trevor R. Sandison ... USS Nimitz Crew
Gregory T. Swarney Gregory T. Swarney ... USS Nimitz Crew
Andrey Swystun Andrey Swystun ... USS Nimitz Crew
Christopher V. Totis Christopher V. Totis ... USS Nimitz Crew
Mark Trenor Mark Trenor ... USS Nimitz Crew
Brian Tyndall Brian Tyndall ... USS Nimitz Crew
Peter D. Vogt Peter D. Vogt ... USS Nimitz Crew
David Wanamaker David Wanamaker ... USS Nimitz Crew
Stephen G. Weaver Stephen G. Weaver ... USS Nimitz Crew
Jan P. Werson Jan P. Werson ... USS Nimitz Crew
Steven G. Williams Steven G. Williams ... USS Nimitz Crew
Aaron B. Wilson Aaron B. Wilson ... USS Nimitz Crew
Michael Wilson Michael Wilson ... USS Nimitz Crew
David E. Young David E. Young ... USS Nimitz Crew
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Beavers Sam Beavers ... USS Nimitz Crew (uncredited)
Jack Cruse Jack Cruse ... USS Nimitz Crew (uncredited)
Michael Jacobus Michael Jacobus ... Pilot / USS Nimitz Crew (uncredited)
Rhiannon A. La Passioneria Rhiannon A. La Passioneria ... Radio Operator (uncredited)
Benjamin Sarmiento Benjamin Sarmiento ... USS Nimitz Crew (uncredited)

Produced by 

Peter Douglas ... producer (as Peter Vincent Douglas)
Lloyd Kaufman ... associate producer
Richard R. St. Johns ... executive producer
Kirk Douglas ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by 

John Scott

Cinematography by 

Victor J. Kemper ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Robert K. Lambert

Production Design by 

Fernando Carrere

Set Decoration by 

Dennis W. Peeples ... (as Dennis Peebles)

Costume Design by 

Pam Summers
Ray Summers

Makeup Department 

Irving Buchman ... makeup artist
Romaine Greene ... hair stylist
Bob Mills ... makeup supervisor / special makeup designer

Production Management 

John W. Hyde ... executive in charge of production
Lloyd Kaufman ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

J. David Jones ... second unit director (as David Jones)
Pat Kehoe ... first assistant director
Robert K. Lambert ... second unit director
Mark McGann ... assistant director trainee
Ed Milkovich ... second assistant director
Douglas E. Wise ... second assistant director (as Doug Wise)

Art Department 

Robert Boettcher ... assistant property master (as Bob Boettcher)
Kent H. Johnson ... property master (as Kent Johnson)
Nikita Knatz ... production illustrator
Dale Koeppe ... assistant art director
William Maldonado ... construction coordinator

Sound Department 

Richard L. Anderson ... sound effects editor / supervising sound editor
Bruce Bisenz ... sound mixer
Robert Crosby ... boom operator (as Robert Crosby Jr.)
Stephen Hunter Flick ... sound effects editor (as Stephen Flick)
Warren Hamilton Jr. ... sound effects editor
Alan Howarth ... special sound effects (as Alan S. Howarth)
David J. Kimball ... re-recording mixer
Robert J. Litt ... re-recording mixer
Mark A. Mangini ... sound effects editor (as Mark Mangini)
Robert Nichols II ... sound recordist
Norman B. Schwartz ... dialogue supervisor
Howard S. Wollman ... re-recording mixer
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
John Roesch ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Joe Day ... special effects
Garry Elmendorf ... special effects (as Gary Elmendorf)
Pat Elmendorf ... special effects
Doug Hubbard ... special effects (uncredited)
Peter Jaques ... producer: special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Jim Allsop ... optical technician
Maurice Binder ... special visual effects / storm sequence
Tom Pullinger ... optical editor
Louie Schwartzberg ... time lapse special effects (as Louis Schwartzberg)
Marv Ystrom ... optical effects (uncredited)

Stunts 

Bill Couch ... stunt coordinator
Orwin C. Harvey ... stunt coach (as Orwin Harvey)
J. David Jones ... stunt coach
Colby Smith ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department 

David L. Butler ... director of photography: second unit
Jim Coe ... still photographer
Earl Gilbert ... gaffer
Rhio Haessig ... best boy
Robert Horne ... camera assistant (as Bob Horne)
Stan Lazan ... director of photography: second unit
Robert Marta ... camera assistant (as Bob Marta)
Gaylin P. Schultz ... key grip (as Gaylin Schultz)
Bernie Schwartz ... best boy
Robert C. Thomas ... camera operator (as Bob Thomas)

Casting Department 

Dee Miller ... location casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Cynthia Bales ... costumer
James W. Tyson ... costumer (as James Tyson)

Editorial Department 

Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Leslie Dennis Bracken ... assistant editor (as Leslie Dennis)
Mike Dobie ... assistant editor (as Michael Dobie)
Robert K. Lambert ... post-production executive
Virgil A. Tanner ... color timer (as Virgil Tanner)
Tim Tobin ... assistant editor (as Timothy Tobin)

Location Management 

Benjamin Bruce ... location coordinator
Tony Gittelson ... location coordinator
B.J. Johnson ... location coordinator
Douglas J. Kenny ... location assistant (as Doug Kenny)
Jim McMahon ... location auditor
Mark Winter ... location assistant

Music Department 

George Craig ... music supervisor
Milton Lustig ... music editor
John Richards ... music mixer
John Scott ... conductor / orchestrator
Alan Howarth ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Frank 'Cat' Ballou ... transportation coordinator (as Frank 'Cat' Ballou)

Other crew 

Lynn A. Aber ... script supervisor (as Lynn Aber)
Fred Baillie ... production assistant
Mike Batzler ... production assistant
Susan Becton ... secretary to the producer
Steven Bridges ... production assistant
Judi Bunn ... second unit coordinator
Jack Casey ... unit publicist
Gerry Costello ... technical unit: Grumman
Michael Durant ... production assistant
Lyn J. Fink ... assistant production coordinator (as Lyn Fink)
Gary Gero ... animal trainer
William S. Graves ... technical advisor: U.S. Navy (as Capt. William S. Graves USN)
Carole Keagy ... publicity and marketing
Rob Mays ... production assistant
Richard C. Milligan ... technical advisor: Grumman (as Richard Milligan)
Bruce Montgomery ... technical unit: Grumman
Kate Morris ... production administrator
Pat Moseman ... production secretary
Florence Nerlinger ... production coordinator
Richard R. St. Johns ... presenter
Tony Tenreiro ... technical unit: Grumman
Clair Ward ... production assistant
Boots Hart ... post-production accountant (uncredited)

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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