The Philadelphia Experiment

Synopsis: In 1943, the United States tests an anti-radar system to make the U.S. Navy ships invisible to the enemy. 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. Allison helps David to visit Jimmy's wife Pamela, but Jimmy refuses to see him. Now David's only hope is meeting Dr. James Longstreet to learn what to do. Will he be well succeeded?
Director(s): Stewart Raffill
Production: Starmaker Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
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102 min

except for special sea detail. Prepare to get underway!

- What the hell was that all about?

- I don't know.

Range 2000 yards, bearing 1-2-8.

- No way they're gonna hide this turkey!

- Now you see it, now you don't.

All right, Men, let's concentrate!

Now here this:
Secure the specialty

and anchor detail, set the underway watch.

Experimental detail, prepare for the Rainbow One.

The smoking lamp is out throughout the ship.

Hey, Joe, you've met

Dr. Longstreet and his assistant?

Welcome aboard, Sir.

- Welcome aboard.

- Thank you.

The ships are on-station, Sir.

You can start the generators now, Captain.

Commence operations.

This is Sea Dog to Small Boy,

activate Rainbow One.

This is Small Boy, roger, out.

- All sections, stand-by for countdown.

- Here we go!

- Generators activated, Sir.

- Power to the main field.

I don't believe this!

The Eldridge is beginning to fade, Sir!

She's gone!

I didn't think it was possible.

- She's radar invisible!

- Congratulations, Doctor!

Looks like you've just taken

the entire German fleet out of this war.

- How is it?

- It's gettin' kinda spooky in here!

These are by P which is Greek to me.

Captain Robertson, Sir, it's the cutter.

They say that the Eldridge has vanished!

Of course she has, she's radar invisible!

No, Sir, she's REALLY vanished!

She's gone!

Get me the captain of the Eldridge

on the radio right away!

It's impossible!

Small Boy this is Sea Dog, over.

Small Boy this is Sea Dog.

Shut that down!

Tell the others to kill the generators.


- They've broken-off communications, Sir.

- Keep trying.

Attention all the search

and rescue personnel, stand-by!

Repeat, all search and rescue personnel, stand-by!

What is going on here?

- What is it?

- Shut the damn thing... shut it down!

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