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 »
In 'The Philadelphia Experiment', a secret government research project tries reviving the World War II "Philadelphia Experiment," which was an attempt to create a cloaking device to render ... See full summary »
The Philadelphia Experiment Revealed: Final Countdown to Disclosure from the Area 51 Archives The Bizarre Truth to Top Secret Experiments in Time Travel and Invisibility. In 1943, A U.S. ... See full summary »
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
At the time of its release, it had the fastest theatrical-to-video window in film history (it opened in August and was released on video by late October). See more »
The USS Yorktown is shown with the closed "Hurricane Bow" that wasn't added until 1953. During the war, the bow was open and contained anti-aircraft batteries. See more »
Isn't that - water up ahead?
No. This is a desert. And that's a mirage.
[later, walking through the flooded plain]
How much longer you think this mirage is gonna last?
See more »
A terrible movie - barely even based on the 'real' experiment
As soon as I saw the ubiquitous 1940s dance scene, where they didn't even bother giving the girls (and guys) 1940s style hair, I knew this movie was going to be bad. All the 40's girls had that lovely permed hair from the 80s. They didn't even bother with details. Now, the movie itself - The 'real' Philadelphia experiment is such a fantastic story that they could have made the movie about the real legend. No, instead they have 2 guys jump overboard while the ship is in the 'vortex', making them zip through time into 1984, where the Navy is still doing another similar experiment. No need to go into the details, but from there it just gets worse with silly adventures, the Navy trying to capture them, etc. The only saving aspect is the very end of the movie, where you see (as the real legend records) a few guys fused to the ship. But it's hardly worth it. I can't even believe they filmed a sequel. What a truly, truly disappointing movie. Someone please make a real movie about the Philadelphia Experiment.
6 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this