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Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)

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 »

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Stephen Cornwell

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Wallace C. Bennett (characters), Don Jakoby (characters) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Johnson ... David Herdeg
Marjean Holden ... Jess
Gerrit Graham ... Dr. William Mailer / Friedrich Mahler
John Christian Graas John Christian Graas ... Benjamin Herdeg
Cyril O'Reilly ... Decker
Geoffrey Blake ... Logan
Lisa Robins ... Scotch
David Wells ... Pinstripes
Larry Cedar ... Hank the Controller
Al Pugliese ... Coach
James Greene ... Professor Longstreet
Andrew Steel Andrew Steel ... Lieutenant
Allen Perada ... Mahler's Double
Hank Stone ... Gate PK
John Rixey Moore ... General #1
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Storyline

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 the portal of time. It has also made him sensitive to any alteration to the time continuum. Another disasterous experiment in 1993 sends a stealth aircraft through the time portal, into 1943 Germany. Simultaneously, Herdeg is pulled into the portal, and finds himself in the terrifying 1993 that resulted from a Nazi victory in World War II. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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They cut a hole through time


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Rated PG-13 for military violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

4 June 1994 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Philadelphia Experiment 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Fillmore, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,926, 14 November 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,970
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Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 34 days. See more »

Goofs

The F117A had a range of 930 miles. Even if the Germans had launched it from the closest point in occupied France (over 3,000 air miles), it would run out of fuel and fall into the ocean about 1/3 of the way to Washington. See more »

Quotes

Dr. William Mailer: What went through your mind on your way here?
David Herdeg: Truth is twisted, who's responsible?
Dr. William Mailer: Well, responsibility is, generally, one of those things claimed by the righteous, whereas consequences are assigned to the meek. What's your choice?
David Herdeg: Strength... to make the right choice.
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Connections

Referenced in Fresh Bait (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

TACO SALAD EXPERIMENT
Performed by The Radio Ranch Straight Shooters
(C) 1992, All Rights Reserved
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Almost leading man falls back to the B's with OK sci-fi yarn
24 August 2004 | by BrianThibodeauSee all my reviews

PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT 2 (PG-13) - Vidmark Video (Original 1994 VHS distributor): After a brief flirtation with the Big Screen in (in 1989's ALWAYS and 1991's FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER) Brad Johnson begins what could be his journey back to the B-pic obscurity from which he sprang with this decent, albeit cheap, sequel to the first PHILLY EXPERIMENT. Johnson, replacing Michael Pare from the 1984 flick, finds himself `shifted' into an alternate 1993 - one in which Germany won World War II - when a power-mad scientist (Gerrit Graham) tinkers with the timeline by sending a stealth bomber back to the Germans circa 1943.

Although it assumes you've seen its predecessor, and plays sketchy several plot details, this is still a skillfully constructed, resourceful sci-fi adventure. I give it an 8.


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