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The Philadelphia Experiment

1984 science fiction film

The Philadelphia Experiment

Released 1984 (38 years, 9 months ago)

Director Stewart Raffill
Duration 102 minutes
Genre action film and science fiction film
Composer Kenneth Wannberg
Production company New World Pictures
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter William Gray, Don Jakoby and Charles Berlitz
Producer John Carpenter and Joel B. Michaels

About The Philadelphia Experiment

The Philadelphia Experiment is a science fiction film that explores the idea of time travel and government conspiracy. Directed by Stewart Raffill, the film follows two sailors who are transported from 1943 to 1984 after an experiment goes wrong. The film stars Michael Paré and Nancy Allen in the lead roles.

The film received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its concept and special effects, while others criticized its plot and pacing. Despite this, the film has gained a cult following over the years and has been referenced in popular culture.

The Philadelphia Experiment was inspired by the urban legend of the same name, which claims that the US government conducted a secret experiment in 1943 that resulted in a ship disappearing and reappearing in a different location. While the legend has been debunked, it continues to fascinate conspiracy theorists and science fiction fans alike.

Overall, The Philadelphia Experiment is a fun and entertaining film that explores a fascinating concept. While it may not be a cinematic masterpiece, it is definitely worth a watch for fans of science fiction and conspiracy theories.


- Ebert, R. (1984, August 3). The Philadelphia Experiment.

- The Philadelphia Experiment (film). (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 14, 2021, from

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


95 years, 5 months, 16 days


64 years, 5 months, 20 days

Born first

19 March 1916

Died first

22 July 2000

Born last

24 April 1959

Died last

12 February 2018

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