In 1943, the United States tests an anti-radar system to make the U.S. Navy ships invisible to the enemy. Dr. James Longstreet uses his experiment in the destroyer escort USS Eldridge that disappears from Philadelphia. The sailors David Herdeg and his best friend Jim Parker are projected to 1984, where they meet Allison Hayes. They unsuccessfully try to contact their base and out of the blue Jimmy disappears in a hospital. Allison helps David to visit Jimmy's wife Pamela, but Jimmy refuses to see him. Now David's only hope is meeting Dr. James Longstreet to learn what to do. Will he be well succeeded?Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Back in 1980, AVCO Embassy Pictures asked John Carpenter, who served as an executive producer on this film, to write and direct this film after the successes of Halloween (1978) and The Fog (1980). However, Carpenter showed them Escape from New York (1981) (which he wrote years earlier), and they did that instead. See more »
When David and Allison are being chased from the Parker ranch, a vehicle flips, exposing the flipping device in two different shots. See more »
Hey, there goes the whiz kid.
Doesn't look too happy, does he?
Maybe he knows somethin' we don't.
Thanks, David, that's just what I wanted to hear.
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I'll Never Smile Again
By Ruth Lowe
Published by MCA Music, A Division of MCA Inc. See more »
To All Concerned:
As an Officer aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer, the U.S.S. Eldridge, during the period between 1941 and 1943, I was a witness to the events dramatized in the film. Yes, I found myself trapped in the hull of the ship and if it weren't for the aliens that came down from outer space at that exact moment, I wouldn't be here today to tell my story.
Anyway, the lack of attention to detail, like the '80's hairstyles, really took away from the film. But there were some fun things about the movie so if you like sci-fi films, you may very well enjoy this kooky story that some people have taken to believe was a true story.
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