In ‘The Philadelphia Experiment’, a secret government research project tries reviving the World War II “Philadelphia Experiment,” which was an attempt to create a cloaking device to render warships invisible. When the experiment succeeds, it brings back the original ship (the Eldridge) that disappeared during the first test in 1943 – which brings death and destruction to the 21st century. It’s up to the sole survivor (Lea) of the first experiment and his granddaughter (Ullerup) to stop it.
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User Reviews: An experiment goes haywire in Philadelphia, causing a ship from World War II to appear on a runway west of the city. A man from the past, navy officer Nicholas Lea (as Bill Gardner) gets off the boat and tries to figure out what has happened. Arriving to investigate, handsome sheriff’s deputy John Reardon (as Carl Reed) gets on the ship and it disappears. We remain in the present, with Mr. Lea. He meets Mr. Reardon’s beautifully-shaped blonde girlfriend Emilie Ullerup (as Molly Gardner); they have a startling connection…
Paul Ziller and his crew’s lower-budget re-make of "The Philadelphia Experiment" (1984) is pretty good for the first 30 minutes, but the story begins to drag and the script begins to sag. Although they add stylish good looks, scientists Ryan Robbins and Gina Holden pad the story like refuges from a modeling agency. Later in the running time, Michael Pare (as Hagan) provides a lift. Malcolm McDowell has a small role. It would have been cool if Mr. Pare played the same character as he played in the 1984 movie, but promoted to some sort of Time Cop.
**** The Philadelphia Experiment (7/28/12) Paul Ziller ~ Nicholas Lea, Emilie Ullerup, Michael Pare, Ryan Robbins