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 »
A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.
Max von Sydow,
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
The movie is set in Philadelphia. However, the ships used were at Patriots Point, Charleston, South Carolina. The aircraft carrier, destroyer, and submarine are docked in the same positions as the movie. See more »
In the bar scene the night before the experiment takes place, David buys Pam a coke and himself a mug of beer. While sitting at the table, David picks up the mug of beer with his right hand on the barrel of the mug and takes a sip. In the next scene, hes putting the mug down and he has his hand on the handle instead of the barrel of the mug. See more »
There are a lot of questions surrounding The Philadelphia Experiment. How is it that 1940s era sailors got 1980s haircuts before they even traveled forty years into the future? How could Manfred Mann perform "The Runner" without worrying that a version of himself from 1964 might suddenly appear and rip out his vocal cords for singing such a typically idiotic 1980s type song? Why is that time travelers always make it look so easy to find a love interest? How was it that after screwing up the Philadelphia Experiment, the military still has complete confidence in Dr. James Longstreet to allow him to pursue his misguided experiments for the next forty years?
My rating: 9.7 and one half stars. The Philadelphia Experiment gets an extra half star because the time travelers see punk rockers at a diner out in the Nevada desert. Also, every car chase featured a vehicle flipping over.
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