The Philadelphia Experiment

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Released 1984

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Director:
Stewart Raffill
Released:
1984
Rating:
PG
Based on WWII-era Navy experiments hoping to render fleets invisible, in this sci-fi thriller, two sailors are accidentally sent into a time warp. They wind up in the present day with the military on their tail and their own molecular cohesion at risk. Michael Pare ("Eddie and the Cruisers") and Nancy Allen ("Robocop") star.

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  • 60

    Time Out

    A time-travel yarn of the past arrives in the present persuasion. The 'what the hell's happened?' passages are, as usual, more diverting than the 'what the hell can we do about it?...

  • 50

    The Associated Press

    The Philadelphia Experiment offers the basis of a good sci-fi thriller, but it's top heavy and never makes it off the ground. If the movie had dealt more with reality and real huma...

  • 25

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    It was pretty interesting a couple of years ago, too, when a variation of it was the premise for The Final Countdown. The big difference is that the earler film wasn't bad, and thi...

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