The Final Countdown (1980)

PG   |    |  Action, Sci-Fi

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A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.




  • Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen in The Final Countdown (1980)
  • The Final Countdown (1980)
  • Martin Sheen in The Final Countdown (1980)
  • Charles Durning and Katharine Ross in The Final Countdown (1980)
  • Kirk Douglas in The Final Countdown (1980)
  • The Final Countdown (1980)

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8 January 2005 | Idocamstuf
| I really enjoyed it
This was a highly entertaining sleeper about a naval ship that happens to go through a time warp and end up at Pearl Harbor just hours before the attack in 1941. Realistic acting, special effects and air scenes really make this movie stand out from other similar movies. I'm really surprised that this film is not more popular, because this was a very unique and fascinating concept for a movie, especially back in 1980. I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a good science-fiction film. I'm also surprised that it has such a low rating, I was expecting it to be rated at least a 7. Ill give it an 8 out of 10. Well worth viewing.

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Action | Sci-Fi


Release Date:

1 August 1980


English, Japanese, Russian

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

USS Kitty Hawk

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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