The Philadelphia Experiment
The Philadelphia Experiment is a 1984 science fiction film. It is directed by Stewart Raffill and stars Michael Paré, Bobby Di Cicco, and Nancy Allen and based on the urban legend of the Philadelphia Experiment. The film is set in 1943 where two sailors, David Herdeg (Paré) and Jim Parker (Di Cicco), are stationed on a ship used for an experiment to make it invisible to radar. However, the experiment goes horribly wrong and the ship completely disappears and Herdeg and Parker find themselves in the Nevada desert in the year 1984. They find out the program has been revived in 1984, unexpectedly interacting with the experiment in 1943 and putting the entire world in danger.
In 1943 United States Navy sailors, David Herdeg (Michael Paré) and Jim Parker (Bobby Di Cicco), are assigned to the destroyer escort USS ''Eldridge'' during a project to make it invisible to radar. The ship is in Philadelphia Harbor, filled with equipment from a team led by James Longstreet (Eric Christmas). During the experiment, the equipment begins malfunctioning. Observers simply see the ship disappear but sailors on board experience a bizarre and disorienting phase shift. David and Jim try to shut down the generator to stop the experiment but receive severe electric shocks when they touch the equipment. The two men jump overboard to escape.
|author||Charles Berlitz Don Jakoby William Gray|
|events||time travel World War II|
|genre||action fantasy science fiction|
|keywords||arcade game axe burn capture carjack corona corona discharge cut draw electric shock high speed hyperspace icbm injured land lightning military police military police corps parking lot phone book rid roadside diner senior citizen suffer survive their way united states navy vacuum tube walk|
|producer||Joel B. Michaels|
|publisher||New World Pictures|
|recordedAt||Salt Lake City South Carolina|
|theme||conspiracy theories romantic fantasy science fiction action time urban|