The Final Countdown

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1980’s “The Final Countdown” is proof of that.

Imagine being in a place in time where you can alter history. This movie presents that ‘what if’ scenario.

The aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz departs Pearl Harbor for maneuvers in 1980. The ship encounters a bizarre weather occurrence, when they come through it, they eventually figure out they have been transported back in time to Dec 1941, right before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

To interfere with history or not interfere with history, that is the question.

The movie stars Kirk Douglas as Captain Matthew Yelland, Commanding Officer, USS Nimitz. He was the father of the film’s producer. Martin Sheen as Warren Lasky, Katharine Ross as Laurel Scott, James Farentino as Commander Dick Owens, Commander, Air Group of Carrier Air Wing 8, later appearing under the identity of Richard Tideman, head of Tideman Industries and Charles Durning as Senator Samuel S. Chapman

The movie had a budget of 12.5 million dollars and grossed over 16 million in the U.S.

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