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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

Writers:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Company Credits

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

Courteney Cox was originally cast as Jess, but quit after working on the film for two days. Cox was replaced by Marjean Holden, who was initially going to play a smaller role in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the alternate 1993 where the Nazis had conquered the U.S., no German was spoken by anyone including the soldiers and guards. It seems unlikely that The descendants of the Nazi's that occupied the U.S. would somehow switch to English. In addition to this, Mailer seems to be having trouble communicating in German when he meets his father in 1943. It's very unlikely the descendants of the occupying Nazis would abandon their home language and not force the surviving U.S. civilian population to learn German. No explanation for this is offered. 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

References RoboCop (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

TACO SALAD EXPERIMENT
Performed by The Radio Ranch Straight Shooters
(C) 1992, All Rights Reserved
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Why, oh why!
11 September 2000 | by oswaldmosleySee all my reviews

This film has so much potential, and is ruined by corner cutting, and lack of any attention to detail. If this had been done properly, the idea could have produced one of the great films of all time. Alas, it was not to be and the quality of acting (whilst usually bearable) sometimes makes the film difficult to watch. With a bit more thought, some kind of accurate historical references (apart from to the first film), and a modicum of knowledge of Stealth technology (It wouldn't be called stealth if it was still louder as a Jumbo jet) the Philadelphia Project 2 could have been a thrilling, interesting alternative to Fatherland. Unfortunately through lack of thought, it's widely regarded as a big pile of tunky. Anyone fancy funding a remake?


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