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Old 02-12-2019, 03:36 PM
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I realize itís pretty old. Watching it on prime.
Good Navy action and some good actors.
Plus the trials of being in a position to change the future, or not, are very interesting.
Just thought Iíd post since thereís so much trash on TV.

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One of my favorites. Some of the scenes are somewhat kinda corny but the carrier and aircraft scenes never get old.
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I loved this movie as a kid. I absolutely love the idea of time travel and this is a truly wild idea.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:58 PM
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One of my favorites of all times, saw it in the theatre back in the day. The scene of the carrier going thru the time warp with the guys on the deck holding their ears is memorable. Douglas, Farentino, Sheen, Durning...your signal is Buster!
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Katharine Ross!
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The F14ís couldnít fly SLOW enough vs the Zeros lol

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Amazing how much technology changed in 35-40 years. The 1980ís Nimitz seemed like science fiction in 1945. I got a tour of the Nimitz in 1985. Pretty impressive.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:35 PM
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Katharine Ross!
i always thought she was absolutely gorgeous. Those big dark eyes, incredible
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
One of my favorites. Some of the scenes are somewhat kinda corny but the carrier and aircraft scenes never get old.
x2. I bought it for the library.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:10 PM
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Great movie , saw it in the theater . Have watched it since . That scene when the Tomcats are fighting the Zero's and the Tomcat cuts for the deck(?) and plugs in after burners - NO Computer Graphics there just good old 'MERICAN THRUST IN Panavision FUK YEA !!!!
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:29 PM
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Saw it many times. My moms ex husband, won't call him a stepfather, was a rio in F4's and later in F14's. I always wanted to be a naval aviator, but college wasn't my thing. The fire department worked out pretty well for me though.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:52 AM
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One of my all time favorites. A good what if story.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:49 AM
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Loved this movie as a kid too. It still holds up.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:56 AM
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It's a great, though mostly underappreciated flick. I saw it when it first came out, and was impressed with it then. It's even better now, since it's been remastered to 1080P.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:38 AM
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[color=left=#111111]On the date of the Philadelphia "Invisibility" [/color][b=left]Experiment[/b][color=left=#111111], July 22, 1943, the [/color][b=left]USS[/b][color=left=#111111] [/color][b=left]Eldridge[/b][color=left=#111111] had yet to be commissioned. The [/color][b=left]USS[/b][color=left=#111111] [/color][b=left]Eldridge[/b][color=left=#111111] spent the day of the alleged teleportation [/color][b=left]experiments[/b][color=left=#111111], October 28, 1943, safely within a New York harbor, waiting to escort a naval convoy to [/color][color=left=#111111]Casablanca[/color][color=left=#111111].[/color]

[color=left=#222222]Two separate sets of bizarre events make up the "Philadelphia Experiment." Both revolve around a Navy Destroyer escort, the USS Eldridge, with the events taking place on two separate days in the summer and fall of 1943.[/color]

[color=left=#222222]In the first experiment, an alleged method of electrical field manipulation allowed the USS Eldridge to be rendered invisible on July 22, 1943 in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. The second rumored experiment was the teleportation and small-scale time travel (with the ship sent a few seconds in the past) of the USS Eldridge from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard to Norfolk, Virginia, on October 28, 1943.[/color]

[color=left=#222222]Horrible tales of mangled seamen and sailors stuck within the metal of the USS Eldridge often accompany this experiment, with the USS Eldrige reappearing seconds later in the waters around Philadelphia. Recitation of the events surrounding the second Philadelphia Experiment often include a cargo and troop transport vessel, the SS Andrew Furuseth. The lore of the second experiment claims those on board the Andew Furuseth viewed the USS Eldridge and it's crew as they teleported into Norforlk momentarily before the ship returned to the waters of Philadelphia.[/color]


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I was attached to the Nimitz when they filmed that,it was interesting because it was the first time seeing women on the ship,for all 5000 men.
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Funny this was posted. I just watched it for the first time in about 25 years with my 9 yo son.
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enough said.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:39 AM
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They could definitely do a remake/sequel to that movie and it would be awesome. There was so much more they could do with the notion of modern technology in the past. They remake so many stupid movies so why not do one with an actual good storyline.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:13 AM
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Come on we all had some adrenaline pumping during the lead up to the attack on Pearl when our jets were heading towards the zeros. Good flick,
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