In 1980, the assistant of the Department of Defense Warren Lasky is assigned by his mysterious chief Richard Tideman to visit the aircraft carrier USS Nimtz commanded by Capt. Matthew Yelland as an observer of the routines. Lasky finds that Wing Commander Richard T. Owens has a great knowledge of history. Out of the blue, the vessel faces a weird storm and they find that they have traveled back in time to the eve of the attack of Pearl Harbor on 06 December 1941. When the two Japanese Zeros attack the motorboat of Senator Samuel Chapman, the crew of the Nimitz rescues the senator and his assistant Laurel Scott. But sooner Lasky learns that the senator had disappeared on that day and Capt. Matthew Yelland is planning to attack the Japanese. Will these actions create a time paradox? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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In the movie, F-14 Tomcats of VF-84 'Jolly Rogers' are shown engaging in a dogfight with Japanese Zeroes. In August 1981, one year after the movie's release, the Nimitz' other F-14 unit at the time, VF-41 'Black Aces' (Which also appears on-screen) engaged in the first actual combat of the F-14 when a pair of VF-41 Tomcats engaged and destroyed two Libyan SU-22 'Fitters' in the Gulf of Sidra. See more
As the Japanese prisoner takes control of sick bay, Charlie the dog goes running out of the medical ward, which is located on the second deck (one deck below the hangar deck) of an aircraft carrier. A few moments later, he is shown hurdling "knee-knockers" as he runs down a passageway. The only area of a carrier that has passageways that look like this is the O-3 level, one deck below the flight deck. There is no way Charlie could have made it from the sick bay to the O-3 level in such a short amount of time, even with crew members holding open all the doors he'd need to go through. See more
[voice over radio
Pearl Tower, Tomcat two-zero-zero. requesting clearance for departure runway zero-nine. Over.
Pearl Harbor Tower
[voice over radio
Two-zero-zero, Pearl Harbor Tower. You are cleared runway oh-niner. Winds zero-four-five at eight. SH-three approaching from the right. Have a nice day.
Edited from Tora! Tora! Tora!
Begin the Beguine
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