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The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future.

Director:

Stewart Raffill

Writers:

Michael Janover (screenplay), William Gray (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Paré ... David Herdeg
Nancy Allen ... Allison Hayes
Eric Christmas ... Dr. James Longstreet
Bobby Di Cicco ... Jim Parker
Louise Latham ... Pamela
Kene Holiday ... Major Clark (as Kene Holliday)
Joe Dorsey ... Sheriff Bates
Michael Currie Michael Currie ... Magnussen
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Barney
Gary Brockette Gary Brockette ... Adjutant / Andrews
Debra Troyer Debra Troyer ... Young Pamela
Miles McNamara Miles McNamara ... Young Longstreet (as Miles Mc Namara)
Ralph Manza ... Older Jim
James Edgcomb James Edgcomb ... Officer Boyer
Glenn Morshower ... Mechanic
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

An adventure beyond time. The experiment that should never have happened 41 years ago... Is still going on. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El experimento Filadelfia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,877,000, 5 August 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,103,330, 3 September 1984
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (CFI)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to "The Making of The Philadelphia Experiment", the Wendover, Utah air base used in the film's climactic fire sequence, was where the Enola Gay was outfitted for its historic flight in 1945. See more »

Goofs

When David pulls into the Texaco station, the service bell rings but there is no cord on the pavement to drive over. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Bates: We've all got problems, honey. But we don't solve 'em with guns.
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Connections

Referenced in Svengoolie: The Philadelphia Experiment (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Memories of You
Music by Eubie Blake
Words by Andy Razaf
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein and Co., Inc.
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Great Movie.
3 September 2006 | by drwhofan1970See all my reviews

Got this film on DVD, and must say I fully enjoyed it. Great acting, and the story line was very good. Also I thought the special effects are very good for the date when it was done. I think the idea of a war film, with time travel, and love story is very good, and this works very well in this film. I also found the sound effects to be quite good, again for the time period it was done in. If you are into sci-fi films, then I recommend this film a lot, and I shall be watching this film again in the near future. Nancy Allen's performance is on top, such great acting. Also I enjoyed the 40's music in the film, they captured the time period very well. I am most grateful I got a copy of this film on DVD.


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