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Final Countdown, The

Kirk ‘snails’ Douglas is the captain of the Nimitz, a bloody great aircraft carrier which encounters a special effect (a laser light with dry ice round it) and finds himself, his ship and his crew in the way of the attack on Pearl Harbour. Just to add a little extra confusion they stumble across Charles ‘Rollerboys’ Durning, a senator who has just had his yacht shot up by the Zeros and wants to warn the government. But that would change history wouldn’t it? Or should they intervene? Or shouldn’t they? And what will they do with Durning? And why have you got a ship named after an admiral that’s still alive? Where’s that tape…

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