The Final Countdown

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  • PG
The time is now. The place is aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz, America's mightiest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier on maneuvers in the Pacific Ocean. Suddenly, a freak electrical storm engulfs the ship and triggers the impossible: The Nimitz is hurtled back... read more
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The time is now. The place is aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz, America's mightiest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier on maneuvers in the Pacific Ocean. Suddenly, a freak electrical storm engulfs the ship and triggers the impossible: The Nimitz is hurtled back in time to December 6, 1941, mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As the enemy fleet speeds towards Hawaii, the warship's Captain (Kirk Douglas), a Defense Department expert (Martin Sheen), a maverick Air Wing Commander (James Farentino) and a desperate Senator in the Roosevelt administration (Charles Durning) must choose between the unthinkable. Do they allow the Japanese to complete their murderous invasion or launch a massive counter-strike that will forever change the course of history?

Original Release

01/31/1980

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Cast

Charles Durning Senator Samuel Chapman
James Farentino Mr.Tideman
Katharine Ross Laurel Scott
Kirk Douglas Capt. Matthew Yelland
Martin Sheen Warren Lasky
Ron O'Neal Cdr. Dan Thurman
Victor Mohica Black Cloud
James Coleman Lt. Perry (as James C. Lawrence)
Soon-Tek Oh Simura (as Soon-Teck Oh)
Alvin Ing Lt. Kajima
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Don Taylor

Writers

Gerry Davis, Peter Powell, David Ambrose, Thomas Hunter

Cast

Charles Durning Senator Samuel Chapman
James Farentino Mr.Tideman
Katharine Ross Laurel Scott
Kirk Douglas Capt. Matthew Yelland
Martin Sheen Warren Lasky
Ron O'Neal Cdr. Dan Thurman
Victor Mohica Black Cloud
James Coleman Lt. Perry (as James C. Lawrence)
Soon-Tek Oh Simura (as Soon-Teck Oh)
Alvin Ing Lt. Kajima
Lloyd Kaufman LCdr. Kaufman
Dan Fitzgerald Navy Doctor
Peter Douglas Quartermaster
Joe Lowry Cdr. Damon
Harold Bergman Bellman
Mark Thomas Marine Cpl. Kullman
Ted Richert Tideman's Assistant
George Warren Tideman's Bodyguard
Gary Morgan Helicopter Crewman
Phil Philbin Admiral

Producers

Richard R. St. Johns Executive Producer
Kirk Douglas Executive Producer
Peter Douglas Producer
Lloyd Kaufman Producer

Editors

Robert K. Lambert

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