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The Final Countdown

What if a 1980s American aircraft carrier (with its modern firepower) time-warped back to Pacific waters just outside Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941? That's the intriguing premise behind this sci-fi adventure that stars Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen.
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As a documentary on the USS Nimitz, The Final Countdown is wonderful. As entertainment, however, it has the feeling of a telepic that strayed onto the big screen.
Variety Staff, Variety  full review
 
It's filled with technology, special effects and action. But it just doesn't make any sense.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
 
The special effects are funnier than, I suspect, they were intended to be.
Vincent Canby, New York Times  full review
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  • Release Year: 1980
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 102 min
  • Available From: Aug 17, 2012
  • Queued by: 582 people
Directed By
Don Taylor
Cast
Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino, Ron O'Neal, Charles Durning, Victor Mohica, James C. Lawrence
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