The Final Countdown
Limited Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1980
Director: Don Taylor
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 827058-200493
Running time: 1:43 (103 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.32:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 30, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#609)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 06, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
The time is now. The place is aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz, America's mightiest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier on maneuvers in the Pacific Ocean. Suddenly, a freak electrical storm engulfs the ship and triggers the impossible: The Nimitz is hurtled back in time to December 6, 1941, mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As the enemy fleet speeds towards Hawaii, the warship's Captain (Kirk Douglas), a Defense Department expert (Martin Sheen), a maverick Air Wing Commander (James Farentino) and a desperate Senator in the Roosevelt administration (Charles Durning) must choose between the unthinkable. Do they allow the Japanese to complete their murderous invasion or launch a massive counter-strike that will forever change the course of history?

Katharine Ross and Ron O'Neal co-star in this spellbinding sci-fi action hit filmed on location aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz with the full participation of the U.S. Navy and the ship's crew. Blue Underground is proud to present THE FINAL COUNTDOWN with an all-new THX-Certified High-Definition Transfer from the original camera negative with remixed 6.1 DTS-ES and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX Soundtracks for the ultimate in explosive home theater excitement.
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Genres
War
Science-Fiction
Action
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Polyc International B.V.
 • Bryna Company
Media Companies:
 • Blue Underground
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1)
English  DTS ES 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1)
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • THX Certified
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Don Taylor....Director
Writing
Thomas Hunter....Story By
Peter Powell....Story By
David Ambrose....Story By
David Ambrose....Screenwriter
Gerry Davis....Screenwriter
Thomas Hunter....Screenwriter
Peter Powell....Screenwriter
Production
Richard R. St. Johns....Executive Producer
Peter Vincent Douglas....Producer
Cinematography
Victor J. Kemper....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Robert K. Lambert....Film Editor
Music
John Scott....Composer
Sound
Bruce Bisenz....Production Sound Mixer
Robert J. Litt....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David J. Kimball....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Howard S. Wollman....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Maurice Binder....Visual Effects
Fernando Carrere....Production Designer
Pat Elmendorf....Visual Effects
Gary Elmendorf....Visual Effects
Joe Day....Visual Effects
Ray Summers....Costume Designer
Bob Mills....Make-up Artist
Bob Mills....Make-up Effects
Irving Buchman....Make-up Artist
Cast
Kirk Douglas....Capt. Matthew Yelland
Martin Sheen....Warren Lasky
Katharine Ross....Laurel Scott
James Farentino....Cdr. Richard Owens / Mr. Tideman
Ron O'Neal....Cdr. Dan Thurman
Charles Durning....Senator Samuel Chapman
Victor Mohica....Black Cloud
James C. Lawrence....Lt. Perry
Soon-Teck Oh....Simura
Joe Lowry....Cdr. Damon
Alvin Ing....Kajima
Mark Thomas....Cpl. Kullman
Harold Bergman....Bellman
Dan Fitzgerald....Navy Doctor
Lloyd Kaufman....LCdr. Kaufman
Peter Douglas....Quartermaster
Ted Richert....Tideman's Assistant
George Warren....Tideman's Bodyguard
Gary Morgan....Helicopter Crewman
Phil Philbin....Admiral
Robert Goodman....Enlisted Man
Richard Liberty....LCdr. Moss
Neil Ronco....Harvey
William Couch....Durrell
Jack McDermott....Wynn
Masayuki Yamazuki....Togawa
Stunt Doubles
Orwin Harvey
Colby Smith
George H. Strohsahl, Jr.....Air Boss
Ronald R. Stoops....Navigator
Kenneth J. Jaskolski....Assistant Air Boss
Sergei M. Kowalchik....Crewman
Jake Dennis....Helicopter Pilot
Jim Toone....Helicopter Co-Pilot
Edward J. Deats....Chief
Robert L. Huffman....Radio Officer
James R. Augustus....Jr. Officer Of The Deck
Sam P. Baldwin....Lee Helmsman
Ronnie J. Ellis....Captain's Aide
Timothy W. Gersbacher....Enlisted Man
Wayne L. Flesher....Enlisted Man
William S. Frost....Enlisted Man
David H. Signor....Enlisted Man
USS Nimitz Crew Actors
Tommy Abel
Andrew Akerson
Edward Andrews
Nick L. Anelli
Frank R. Arko
Emory W. Brown
Michael K. Balint
James Bulick
Andris Dambekaln
John T. Davis
Michael A. Davis
James A. Dennis, Jr.
Frank DiRamio
Jerry D. Elliott
Richard Farrell
James W. Houston
Richard M. Johnson
Ronald Kissel
Michael J. Kubat
Raymond P. Langley
Eric Lofquist
Kermit L. McCorble
Robert K. Miller
William H. Miller
Gerry Mountcastle
William McCluskey
Alan Mullen
Charles F. Myers
Jeffery L. Myers
Randy M. Olin
David F. Person
Raymond M. Reynaud
Daniel C. Rockwell
Francis Ross
Trevor R. Sandison
Gregory T. Swarney
Andrey Swystun
Christopher V. Totis
Mark Trenor
Brian Tyndall
Peter D. Vogt
David Wanamaker
Stephen G. Weaver
Jan P. Werson
Steven G. Williams
Aaron B. Wilson
Michael Wilson
David E. Young
Orwin C. Harvey....Harvey, Senator's yacht (uncredited)