The Philadelphia Experiment
Fact or Fiction, was this classic Sci-Fi movie a true tale?
A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy “invisibility” experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future.
Writers: Michael Janover (screenplay), William Gray (screenplay)
The Philadelphia Experiment is a 1984 science fiction film. It is directed by Stewart Raffill and stars Michael Paré, Bobby Di Cicco, and Nancy Allen and based on the urban legend of the Philadelphia Experiment. The film is set in 1943 where two sailors, David Herdeg and Jim Parker, are stationed on a ship used for an experiment to make it invisible to radar.
Dr. James Longstreet uses his experiment in the destroyer escort USS Eldridge that disappears from Philadelphia. The sailors David Herdeg and his best friend Jim Parker are projected to 1984, where they meet Allison Hayes. They unsuccessfully try to contact their base and out of the blue Jimmy disappears in a hospital.
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