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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 (continuity error): When the Japanese Zeros are first approaching the yacht (and during the low strafing runs), they don't have any bombs on them, but when they are in the dogfight, the single bombs can be clearly seen.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): One of the jets takes off to fight for Pearl Harbor, taking off from the right hand side, whilst a jet waits for it's turn on the left. A few seconds later the camera angle switches, showing the first jet taking off "again".
  • During shooting of the opening shot where the CAG's Tomcat is taking off from Pearl Harbor, the film crew actually underestimated the blast radius of the Tomcat's exhaust and one of their cameras was blown over when the plane went to full afterburner, which resulted in the shot being filmed from a slightly different angle than originally planned.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): The man wearing the hat on the Gatsby boat has a pen protruding from his shirt pocket when the Jap planes are heading for them. In the next shot, when they look out from the other side of the boat to watch them fly overhead, the pen is no longer visible.
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