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The Final Countdown (1980)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Mar 30, 2004
 R2: 28 Jan 2002

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Running Time
1 hour, 43 minutes

Country USA

Studio Bryna Productions, United Artists

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• The Final Countdown
• Der Letzte Countdown (1980)

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Genre: Adventure, War, Drama, Sci-Fi, Time Travel, Suspense, World War II, Space, Sea, Political

Tagline: "...This is the USS Nimitz. Where The Hell Are We...?" - Trapped inside the boundaries of time and space... 102 aircraft... 6,000 men... all missing.

Plot: Due to a freak electrical storm, the USS Nimitz, the world's largest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is transported back to December 6, 1941, in time to head off the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As the fateful hour grows near, the ship's commanders must wrestle with the moral and ethical dilemmas of interfering with the progress of history.

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