40 years ago today – August 1st 1980 . . .
The Final Countdown was released – for the time it was incredible. The USS Nimitz was somehow swept back in time to December the sixth 1941. And the fun begins . . .
The film technology of the time – either “special effects” or film it for real – CGI did not exist as we know it now – it was incredibly costly and time consuming. This stuff was filmed with real aircraft performing real stunts.
The movie had some real big name actors. . .
The sound track was fantastic, and yes I had the record!
I highly recommend getting a copy and watching it. However you need
to get the widescreen version simply because the true “star” of the movie is
so damned BIG !!
And forty years later – The Nimitz is still on the job!
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!