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

...but first here with the highlights of the latest news...

8 a.m. Eastern War Time... September 14th.

When the 5th Army advanced to the Gulf of Salerno in Italy...

...extremely heavy fighting continues.

The Germans are using tanks

and elements of three divisions

with Hermann Goering

and the 15th and 16th Panzers.

At one or two points they have regained some

of the ground taken from them in the last day or two,

but the powerful Allied Forces receiving

a steady stream of reinforcements and supplies,

are advancing steadily to gain the foothills

arcing around the coastal plain...

...that we made our landing.

We have firmly established

ourselves in the coastal area,

but as long as German artillery

in place in the foothills...

Come on, James, get some sleep.

We MIGHT have missed something.

A thousand triple checks and

we might have missed something?

James, tomorrow we make history!

See you in the morning.

...back yesterday, which gives a clear picture of the fighting.

Details of an American unit which advanced,

knocking-out 12 enemy tanks...

...the projected backup

is a German counterattack

overrunning one of our observation

posts with several war tanks.

Enemy fighters, approximately a hundred and twenty are...

I really have to talk to you about your friend.

Would you stop that!

What kind of girl do you think I am?

I figured you're the kind that understands

that this might be my last dance.

That's a lot of malarkey and you know it.

All you're doing is taking a joy-ride around the harbor

and getting out of the war for six months.

Isn't that a great excuse though?

We're not going back to the office and that's final.

- Take care of junior for me.

- Okay.

That's more my speed!

How do you fell about an old,

married man who's raring to go?


- Hey, is it okay?

- No, it's not.

- C'mon. Hey, Babe, you wanna cut a rug.

- Why not?

- Motherhood suits ya.

- Is that a compliment?

Yes, it's supposed to.

Jimmy's a lucky guy.

Well, you had your chance.

Yeah, I guess I did.

Want something to drink?

A Coke.

Give me a beer and a Coke.

Hey, there goes the Whiz Kid.

He doesn't look too happy, does he?

Maybe he knows somethin' we don't.

Thanks, Steve, that's just what I wanted to hear.

- Hey, uh, how's it going with Doris?

- None of your business.

When are you going to California?

Tomorrow. Since you're gonna be quarantined

for a month, there's no use in my staying.

Yeah.. hey, say hello to everybody for me, all right?

I will. Have you heard from your dad?

No. He's up at Sacramento. He's not gonna

let the war get in the way of his racing.

Ladies and gentlemen,

this'll be the last dance.

- What?

- The last dance!

See ya, Babe.

- Look after Jimmy for me, will ya?

- Yeah.

Come on, Honey, it's the last dance.

Pam! Davy, look, it's Pam!

Hi, Pam! I hear the baby!

Hi! Hi!

- I love you, Sweetie! I love you! I'll miss you.

I love you!

You worried about losing your job, Joe?

I'll believe it when I see him do it.

Well, we'll find out soon enough.

You fellas goin' on another joy-ride?

Hey, Smitty, I heard your old lady ran off with a Skimmer Puke.

- I heard it was an Airedale.

- I heard it was both of 'em!

Well, we get to go out

without Pam tonight, hotshot!

- Yeah, we'll be in quarantine's time tonight.

- Forget quarantine!

- I got it all worked out, buddy.

- Yeah?

- Good morning, gentlemen.

- Good morning, Sir.

- Is everything in order?

- Yes, Sir.

Have you checked the communications link to the shore?

Yes, Sir! Clear as a bell!

Now hear this:
All visitors prepare to disembark,

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