The Final Countdown

1980

PG

103 Min

The Final Countdown

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In 1980, the US Navy's most powerful warship, the USS Nimitz, is caught in a storm during routine manoeuvres in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light, the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge, their communications have been cut off. The ship's Captain (Kirk Douglas) sends out a patrol and the F-14 pilots are shocked to encounter vintage Japanese warplanes.

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Released:
Jul 9th, 1980
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Country:
USA

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- The grand finale, where Lasky is invited into the limo and drives away from the ship, was filmed at Nimitz's home port in Norfolk, Virginia. The limo is headed straight off the end of Pier 12.

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