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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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Netflix Rating: 3.6
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 40%
Critics' score: 40   Audience score: 62   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

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. full review

Variety Staff, Variety

It's filled with technology, special effects and action. But it just doesn't make any sense. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

The special effects are funnier than, I suspect, they were intended to be. full review

Vincent Canby, New York Times
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  • Release Year: 1980
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 102 min
  • Available From: Aug 17, 2012
  • Queued by: 550 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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