Sunday, May 23, 2010

obscure movie of the day

One of my favorite movies of all time is The Final Countdown with Martin Sheen, Charles Durning, Katharine Ross and Kirk Douglas. It's about a modern day air craft carrier in the Pacific fleet that's caught in a bizarre electrical storm and travels back in time to Dec. 6, 1941 - the day before Pearl Harbor.

Their dilemma is a tough one. A modern day carrier with its advanced weaponry, jets, helicopters, etc., is more than capable of taking on the Japanese fleet of 1941. But if they prevent the attack on Pearl Harbor, will it alter the course of history too much? And if history is changed, how will it alter the future?

I don't know what it is about this movie: the special effects are cheesy, the acting adequate but not spectacular, but I have to watch it every time I come across it on t.v. Do you have a movie like that, one that you have to watch anytime you see even a little portion of it?

Others for me include The Fugitive, Ghostbusters, The Goonies, The Hunt for Red October, any John Hughes movie, A Few Good Men, etc.

1 comment:

  1. Rock Star. I cannot pass by Rock Star if I see it in my on-screen guide, and once I turn it on, I can't stop watching. I have to stay through the whole thing and watch the rehearsal outtake when the crew played Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch instead of the music they were using in the scene.