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The Final Countdown Details


The USS Nimitz, a modern-day nuclear-powered aircraft carrier captained by Kirk Douglas, passes through a time warp and finds itself at Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941. Douglas is all for preventing the infamous Japanese attack by unleashing the 1980s technology at his disposal. But wait--if history is inviolate, what will happen to future events if the attack doesn't come off? For nearly two hours, pros and cons are volleyed back and forth by Douglas, by ambitious senator Charles Durning, and by concerned observer Martin Sheen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Kirk Douglas
as Capt. Matthew Yelland
Martin Sheen
as Warren Lasky
Katharine Ross
as Laurel Scott
James Farentino
as Cmdr. Richard Owens
Ron O'Neal
as Cmdr. Dan Thurman
Charles Durning
as Senator Chapman
Soon-Teck Oh
as Simura
Joe Lowry
as Cmdr. Damon
Harold Bergman
as Bellman
Dan Fitzgerald
as Navy Doctor
Lloyd Kaufman
as Lt. Cmdr. Kaufman
Richard Liberty
Jack McDermott
Gary Morgan
Phil Philbin
as Admiral
Ted Richert
George Warren
Billy Dee Williams
Lloyd Kaufman
as Lt. Cmdr. Kaufman
Harold Bergman
as Bellman
Phil Philbin
as Admiral
Dan Fitzgerald
as Navy Doctor


Don Taylor
Peter Vincent Douglas
Gerry Davis
David Ambrose
Tom Hunter
Victor J. Kemper
Robert Lambert
Fernando Carrere
Production Designer
Lloyd Kaufman
Associate Producer
Dennis Peeples
Set Designer
Ray Summers
Costume Designer
Bruce Bisenz
Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Day
Special Effects
Pat Kehoe
First Assistant Director
Bob Thomas
Camera Operator
Robert Lambert
Second Unit Director
Richard L. Anderson
Sound Effects Editor
Warren Hamilton
Sound Effects Editor