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The Final Countdown

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
Budget: N/A
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The Final Countdown Main Cast

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Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
plays Capt. Matthew Yelland
Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
plays Warren Lasky
Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross
plays Laurel Scott
James Farentino
James Farentino
plays Wing Commander Richard T. Owens /…
Ron O'Neal
Ron O'Neal
plays Cmdr. Dan Thurman
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): When the Japanese pilot seizes the M-16 of the nearest Marine, he hits the man in the chest with it; as he does the gun visibly bends, indicating it's a prop made of rubber.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When the A-6 tanker is launched to refuel the alert Tomcats, the color of the nose changes between tan and white between shots.
  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): When some of the planes are landing just before the first time storm, the shadows under the planes reveal that the shots were filmed in bright sunlight despite the ship being in the middle of a thunderstorm.
  • When an F-14 does a steep dive and pulls out just before crashing into the ocean while "playing" with one of the Zeroes, the "scream" the F-14 made was created by mixing the sound of the jet engines with the actual scream of the pilot's wife when she saw that clip for the first time.
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