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The Philadelphia Experiment (2012)

In 'The Philadelphia Experiment', a secret government research project tries reviving the World War II "Philadelphia Experiment," which was an attempt to create a cloaking device to render ... See full summary »

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Paul Ziller

Writers:

Andy Briggs, David Sanderson (story editor)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nicholas Lea ... Bill Gardner
Michael Paré ... Hagan
Ryan Robbins ... Richard Falkner
Emilie Ullerup ... Molly Gardner
Gina Holden ... Kathryn Moore
John Reardon ... Deputy Carl Reed
Malcolm McDowell ... Morton Salinger
Marsha Regis ... Rami
Chad Krowchuk ... Reece
Allison Hossack Allison Hossack ... Lena
Tom McBeath ... Broadmore
Dean Redman ... Sargent
Mark Pawson Mark Pawson ... Amateur Pilot
Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle ... Hagan's Driver (as Lauro Chartrand)
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In 'The Philadelphia Experiment', a secret government research project tries reviving the World War II "Philadelphia Experiment," which was an attempt to create a cloaking device to render warships invisible. When the experiment succeeds, it brings back the original ship (the Eldridge) that disappeared during the first test in 1943 - which brings death and destruction to the 21st century. It's up to the sole survivor (Lea) of the first experiment and his granddaughter (Ullerup) to stop it. Written by SyFy Official Press Release

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Philadelphia Experiment See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Near the end of the movie, when the Dr. Falkner is describing controls to Bill Gardner, he calls one a "Magnetic Flux Capacitor", perhaps as a nod to the Back to the Future movies, which are also about time travel. See more »

Goofs

When Gardener says "volts are volts and Hertz are Hertz." In 1943 Hertz wasn't used - it was 'c/s' (cycles per second). See more »

Connections

Remake of The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Anne Marie
Written by Loren Fishbein
Performed by Teaneck
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Could not look away, which is normally a good thing
18 May 2014 | by HarbingerUKSee all my reviews

Whilst ironing I figured I'd turn the TV on, this film was already on. Ever witnessed a car crash or someone fall over, you know it's going to be bad but you couldn't look away? This was like that. I watched it to the bitter end, it's flawed and cheesy, poorly edited and the soundtrack trite, I rate several of the actors in it but you can only do so much so I don't lay the blame at their feet as if the script is laughable and the director tells you to stumble down that corridor uttering scripted banalities then that's what you do. The original was much better with probably a much smaller budget and FX team so watch that instead. Trust me. Still, I did get my ironing done and that's something.


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