The Final Countdown 42 years old

Trapped outside the boundaries of time and space... 102 aircraft... 6,000 men... all missing.

The Final Countdown

During routine manoeuvres near Hawaii in 1980, the aircraft-carrier USS Nimitz is caught in a strange vortex-like storm, throwing the ship back in time to 1941—mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Credits

The Final Countdown Cast

Name Character
Martin Sheen He was 39, now 82 years old as Warren Lasky
Katharine Ross She was 40, now 82 years old as Laurel Scott
Charles Durning He was 57, 89 years old when he died as Senator Samuel Chapman
James Farentino He was 42, 73 years old when he died as Wing Commander Richard T. Owens
Kirk Douglas He was 63, 103 years old when he died as Capt. Matthew Yelland
Lloyd Kaufman He was 34, now 76 years old as LCdr. Kaufman
Ron O'Neal He was 42, 66 years old when he died as Commander Dan Thurman
Victor Mohica He was 47, 86 years old when he died as Black Cloud
Soon-Tek Oh He was 37, 74 years old when he died as Simura
Ted Richert He was 47, now 90 years old as Tideman's Assistant
James Coleman He was 39, now 81 years old as Lt. Perry
Peter Douglas He was 24, now 66 years old as Quartermaster
Dan Fitzgerald He was 51, 81 years old when he died as Navy Doctor
Harold Bergman He was 61, 99 years old when he died as Bellman

The Final Countdown Crew

Name Department
Richard L. Anderson as Sound Effects Editor. He was 30 (now 72) years old Sound
Mark A. Mangini as Sound Effects Editor. He was 23 (now 66) years old Sound
Romaine Greene as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Fernando Carrere as Production Design. He was 69 (87) years old when He died Art
Victor J. Kemper as Director of Photography. He was 53 (now 95) years old Camera
Robert K. Lambert as Editor. Editing
Irving Buchman as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
John Scott as Original Music Composer. He was 50 (61) years old when He died Sound
Peter Powell as Screenplay. Writing
Peter Powell as Story. Writing
Richard R. St. Johns as Executive Producer. Production
Gerry Davis as Screenplay. He was 50 (61) years old when He died Writing
Peter Douglas as Producer. He was 24 (now 66) years old Production
David Ambrose as Screenplay. He was 37 (now 79) years old Writing
David Ambrose as Story. He was 37 (now 79) years old Writing
Bob Mills as Makeup Department Head. He was 23 (now 65) years old Costume & Make-Up
Bill Couch as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
The Final Countdown poster
The Final Countdown (42 years)

Trapped outside the boundaries of time and space... 102 aircraft... 6,000 men... all missing.

  • Release day: Thursday, January 31, 1980
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Budget: 12000000.00
  • Revenue: 16647800.00