The Final Countdown (1980)
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The USS Nimitz, a modern-day nuclear-powered aircraft carrier captained by Kirk Douglas, passes through a time warp and finds itself at Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941. Douglas is all for preventing the infamous Japanese attack by unleashing the 1980s technology at his disposal. But wait--if history is inviolate, what will happen to future events if the attack doesn't come off? For nearly two hours, pros and cons are volleyed back and forth by Douglas, by ambitious senator Charles Durning, and
Aug 1, 1980 Wide
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Capt. Matthew Yelland
Cmdr. Richard Owens
Cmdr. Dan Thurman
James C. Lawrence
Lt. Cmdr. Kaufman
As a documentary on the USS Nimitz, The Final Countdown is wonderful. As entertainment, however, it has the feeling of a telepic that strayed onto the big screen.
It's filled with technology, special effects and action. But it just doesn't make any sense.
The special effects are funnier than, I suspect, they were intended to be.
One of the better time-travel movies. Generates lots of suspense because it's directed and acted with a great deal of conviction. John Scott's musical score is outstanding.
...manages to capture the imagination of the viewer with its fantastic story and respectable cast of Hollywood veterans.
Great what if sci-fi with a nuclear aircraft carrier, a time warp, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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