The Final Countdown war movie
The Final Countdown war movie

The Final Countdown (1980, United States)

Categories: aircraft carrier moviesaircraft moviesmystery moviesnavy moviesscience fiction movies

Running time: 100 minutes

Language: English / Japanese


During a naval excercises American aircraft carrier encounters a strange phenomenon in the middle of the ocean. After crossing it the crew canít figure out what exactly happened - they canít contact any base over radio, they donít detect any traffic around and all they receive is some old time radio station. After sending recon aircrafts over Hawaii they realize that somehow they must have traveled back in time.

Science fiction movie that tells the story of modern American aircraft carrier that moved back in time to December 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The captain has to make a decision if they should interfere with the history or not. Interesting script, good cast and a lot of great shots taken onboard of the real carrier.




Our rating

5.6

Film value

6 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Historical accuracy

2 / 5



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Creators of The Final Countdown

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Don Taylor

director


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David Ambrose

screenplay


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Gerry Davis

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Thomas Hunter

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Peter Powell

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Cast of The Final Countdown

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