The Philadelphia Experiment
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This science fiction thriller was inspired by a mythical real-life event, the WWII era disappearance of an entire naval vessel during a radar-cloaking test. In 1943, David Herdeg Michael Pare and Jim Parker Bobby DiCicco are sailors stationed aboard a Virginia battleship. Their vessel is undergoing an experiment conducted by brilliant scientist Dr. Longstreeet (Eric Christmas), who is attempting to render Allied craft invisible to radar. The ship becomes briefly invisible, but the test is a disaster and most of the crew are horribly killed. However, two crewmen are missing. In 1984, Herdeg and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"One of the best science-fiction films of the 80s - up there with "RoboCop" and "2010""
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Weird urban legend. Over the top, but interesting."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"silly classic sci-fi"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Enjoyable time-twisting B-movie."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"Didn't convince me."
‑ Victoria Alexander,
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