Final Countdown

Directed By: Don Taylor Starring: Martin Sheen Kirk Douglas

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Obscure but Great

by B.A.Miron on 5/16/2007

Unique idea! very original, no rehash. Great story, great actors AND great acting. Excellent production values; they spent some money here boys and girls. No spoiler it! is beautiful. If you like world war 2 stories and sci-fi, you'll like this. Read More

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The Final Countdown

on 6/2/2013

Great sci-fi pic. Remember seeing it when it first released. Liked it even then inspite of what the critics had to say. Like it even better now, seeing it again 30+ years later. Acting generally on the good side. The characters were believable. Especially like Katherine Ross. although she had a minor role. Charles Durning was delicious dubious political animal. Read More

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Product Overview

Far-fetched but plausable, this is a story about an aircraft carrier traveling backwards in time, just before the start of WWII. The uss nimitz is cruising peacefully 200 miles off pearl harbor when it is suddenly caught in a massive electrical storm and almost immediately the sea becomes calm again.


Studio Rhino
SKU 40221869
UPC 827058104593
UPC 14 00827058104593
Format DVD
Release Date 3/30/2004
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 2671
Pearl Harbor (WWII)
Science Fiction
Theatrical Release
Time Travel
Editors Note
Note When an inexplicable phenomenon transports a modern nuclear warship back in time to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the crew must decide between allowing the bloody attack to take place and preventing it, which could forever change the course of history. This thrilling science fiction blockbuster features a stellar cast, including Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Charles Durning, Katherine Ross and James Farentino, as the crew and war era government officials who must decide the future of the world.
Plot Summary
Summary Due to a freak electrical storm, the USS Nimitz, the world's largest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is transported back to December 6, 1941, in time to head off the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As the fateful hour grows near, the ship's commanders must wrestle with the moral and ethical dilemmas of interfering with the progress of history.
Don Taylor
Martin Sheen
Kirk Douglas
Cast & Crew
Martin Sheen - Star
Victor Mohica - Star
James Farentino - Star
Mark Thomas - Star
Soon-Tek Oh - Star
Ron O'Neal - Star
Alvin Ing - Star
Katharine Ross - Star
Kirk Douglas - Star
James C. Lawrence - Star
Joe Lowry - Star
Charles Durning - Star
Fernando Carrere - Production Designer
Victor J. Kemper - Director of Photography
Ray Summers - Costume Designer
John Scott - Composer
Robert K. Lambert - Editor
Don Taylor - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1980
Catalog ID 1045
UPC 00827058104593
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
DVD, Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Ross,Katharine
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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