The philadelphia Experiment had a lot of script problems in its development that haven't been solved yet, but final result is an adequate sci-fi yarn [story by Wallace Bennett, Don Jakoby].

The philadelphia Experiment had a lot of script problems in its development that haven’t been solved yet, but final result is an adequate sci-fi yarn [story by Wallace Bennett, Don Jakoby].

Problems with the pic are common to all stories with a time-warp twist but director Stewart Raffill and writers have kept philadelphia reasonably simple.

In 1943, Michael Pare and Bobby Di Cicco are sailors aboard a destroyer that’s the center of a secret radar experiment which goes awry, throwing them into 1984, seemingly cross-circuited into another experiment.

Befriended in the future by Nancy Allen, the pair obviously are a bit bemused at their surroundings before Di Cicco fades again into the past, leaving Pare to develop a romance with Allen and try to find his own way back in time.

The Philadelphia Experiment

Production

New World/Cinema Group. Director Stewart Raffill; Producer Douglas Curtis, Joel B. Michaels; Screenplay William Gray, Michael Janover; Camera Dick Bush; Editor Neil Travis; Music Ken Wannberg; Art Director Chris Campbell

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 102 MIN.

With

Michael Pare Nancy Allen Eric Christmas Bobby Di Cicco Kene Holliday Louise Latham
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