The Philadelphia Experiment

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"Will you survive?"
  • PG
  • 1984
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.1  (14,350)
  • 44

The Philadelphia Experiment is a science fiction movie. The time is 1943 and the film tells about the adventures of two sailors who are stationed aboard the USS Eldridge in Philadelphia harbor while the destroyer participates in a scientific experiment to see if it can be made invisible to radar detection. But the equipment being used suddenly begins to malfunction, and Herdeg and Parker, the two sailors, soon find themselves mysteriously transported to a desert location after they try to escape the ship by jumping overboard. They soon run into trouble after seeking refuge at a local diner and hijack a car and its female driver to escape the police. After quizzing the driver, they are amazed to discover that they have traveled more than four decades into the future to the year 1984. But what is even more amazing is that Naval scientists in the Nevada desert town where the time-travelling sailors have landed have continued using the same technology that made the USS Eldridge disappear, with even more tragic consequences.

The Philadelphia Experiment
The Philadelphia Experiment
The Philadelphia Experiment

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The Philadelphia Experiment is a science fiction movie. The time is 1943 and the film tells about the adventures of two sailors who are stationed aboard the USS Eldridge in Philadelphia harbor while the destroyer participates in a scientific experiment to see if it can be made invisible to radar detection. But the equipment being used suddenly begins to malfunction, and Herdeg and Parker, the two sailors, soon find themselves mysteriously transported to a desert location after they try to escape the ship by jumping overboard.

They soon run into trouble after seeking refuge at a local diner and hijack a car and its female driver to escape the police. After quizzing the driver, they are amazed to discover that they have traveled more than four decades into the future to the year 1984. But what is even more amazing is that Naval scientists in the Nevada desert town where the time-travelling sailors have landed have continued using the same technology that made the USS Eldridge disappear, with even more tragic consequences.

The Philadelphia Experiment is a 1984 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 44.

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  • Release Date
    1984
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 42 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (14,350)
  • Metascore
    44