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Transplanted Hillbilly
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I watched this again last night. I really like this movie. It adds quite a twist to Pearl Harbor and is very thought provoking with respect to what might have been.
 
Posts: 1837 | Location: Central Pennsylvania | Registered: December 08, 1999Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I was expecting Europe.

BE DO DO DO...

I’ll have to check this one out not heard of it.
 
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I’ll have to check this one out not heard of it.


 
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I was expecting Europe.

BE DO DO DO...

I’ll have to check this one out not heard of it.


Huh, your posts fail to reflect that you were living in a doomsday vault for 40 years.


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Great flick. Excellent cast.
"Splash the Zeros"




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One of my favorites as well.


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Good movie.



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Hard to believe Kirk Douglas turned 102 on Dec 9!

And yes, good flic.
 
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I enjoyed the novelization, too. Like many, it added info that you could only guess about on screen.


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I saw the movie at a theater in Denver, Colorado. With the size of the screen it made that Tomcat appear life size, as that black screen morphs into looking up the burner can of that F-14. “SH-3 inbound from the right. Have a nice day.” Big Grin


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Great flick. Excellent cast.
"Splash the Zeros"


Eagle Control, this is Alert One.....splash two.




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I remember seeing it in the theater as well. I have always held in awe the operations of an aircraft carrier. For the time, on a scale of 1-10, this movie had a "cool factor" of 11. Smile



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I did a little search on my Amazon FireTV and found this film streams for free on the Tubi App.
Whatever that may be.
Now I’ll have to get some free time so it will no longer seem that I have been living in a cave.
 
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Hate that movie.

My wife would keep asking me questions like "but if they were in 1941, how could they be in 1985????

Just watch the dam movie !!!!!!


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Posts: 5542 | Location: Epping, NH | Registered: October 16, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Before Top Gun, I believe this was the only movie where Tomcats got screen time to show off their moves.

Also, one of the few times that the magazine areas of a carrier is shown on film.
 
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I was expecting Europe.

BE DO DO DO...

I’ll have to check this one out not heard of it.


I was singing the song as I opened the thread.

The rest where you admit to male failure, can't help you with...
 
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I'm surprised that Hollywood hasn't redone this film, considering that they seemed to have re-made every other movie from the 1980's. A remake would have F-18's and F-35's, though.
 
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A remake would have F-18's and F-35's, though.


You say that like it is a bad thing...
 
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I like the movie, but I’ve never figured out what the title “The Final Countdown” has to do with the movie, the plot, or anything.


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I was expecting Europe.

BE DO DO DO...

I’ll have to check this one out not heard of it.


I was singing the song as I opened the thread.

The rest where you admit to male failure, can't help you with...


Y’all have to cut me a little slack. The movie came out a few years before I was even born.
 
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