The Final Countdown

Film, Science fiction

Time Out says

What happens when the mighty US aircraft carrier 'Nimitz' is carried through a timewarp to find itself off Pearl Harbor minutes before the Japs attack in 1941? An idea worthy of Harlan Ellison, but disappointingly fumbled. Taylor handles most of the aircraft carrier material like a recruiting film, and though the script manages a few deft twists and turns, and even a neat final frisson, it ultimately works more on the tease level of a TV episode than as a movie. Sheen's performance, as always, is engagingly low-key.


Release details

105 mins

Cast and crew

Don Taylor
David Ambrose, Gerry Davis, Thomas Hunter, Peter Powell
Kirk Douglas
Martin Sheen
Katharine Ross
James Farentino
Ron O'Neal
Charles Durning
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