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Posted: 8/3/2011 3:35:54 PM EDT
.....is on Netflix. That is all.
Link Posted: 8/3/2011 3:37:14 PM EDT
If you don't own it, you're a queer.
Link Posted: 8/3/2011 3:40:00 PM EDT
Some of the best Tomcat flying scenes on film, IMO.
Link Posted: 8/3/2011 3:40:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2011 3:41:05 PM EDT by warp_foo]




ETA: What? The movie? Nevermind.



 
Link Posted: 8/3/2011 3:43:55 PM EDT
"...I say again, splash the Zeros!"
Link Posted: 8/3/2011 3:44:52 PM EDT
We're heading for Venus and still we stand tall...
Link Posted: 8/3/2011 3:46:47 PM EDT


Link Posted: 8/3/2011 3:48:54 PM EDT
Somebody got the bright idea to use the movie's theme song as CVN 68's breakaway song. It still annoys me to hear it.
Link Posted: 8/3/2011 3:50:13 PM EDT
One of my favorite childhood movies, and I almost broke my neck snatching it out of
the $5.00 DVD rack at Walmart recently.

Unlike a lot of other movies, this was STILL a good movie almost 30 years later.
Link Posted: 8/3/2011 3:50:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/3/2011 3:50:55 PM EDT









 
Link Posted: 8/3/2011 3:54:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ranch1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYLKafe9uU0



Damn...that needs more cowbell...
Link Posted: 8/3/2011 4:11:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dport:
If you don't own it, you're a queer.




That was some of the best flying I've seen to date, right up to the part where  ___  ___  ____.
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 6:01:27 PM EDT
I haven't seen that movie since the early '80s, and fortunately it was still pretty good. A bit of cheese –– the XO 'losing it' a couple of times, but overall it aged well enough. Mostly. Some of the sailor's hair and mustaches looked decidedly ...odd.



The scene with the F-14 appearing out of the clouds behind the Zero was pretty danged awesome.



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Link Posted: 8/4/2011 7:18:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By warp_foo:
I haven't seen that movie since the early '80s, and fortunately it was still pretty good. A bit of cheese –– the XO 'losing it' a couple of times, but overall it aged well enough. Mostly. Some of the sailor's hair and mustaches looked decidedly ...odd.


That is how they looked back then; even the airwing Marines had hair parted in the middle; many of the guys who wore glasses wore the submarine service (John Lennon style) glasses.

Link Posted: 8/4/2011 7:21:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ranch1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYLKafe9uU0



LOL. that is great.......  
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 7:25:07 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Stump70:


.....is on Netflix. That is all.


So is "The Final Option."  

 
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 7:35:32 PM EDT
It had to be done.




Link Posted: 8/4/2011 7:46:10 PM EDT









Whamo when he was a plane captain with the "Japanese zeros" in the background.



The flying shots were filmed in Key West.







Two Jap Kill Flags on 203





Kate Ross!!!





 
 
 
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 8:32:17 PM EDT
Cool pics, Whamo, thanks for sharing!

I just watched that movie for the first time in 15 to 20 years.

It really was a love letter to the 1980's Navy.

I never served, but the attitude seemed "real" to me, chessy mustaches and beards and all.
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 8:34:14 PM EDT
Black Cloud ... Have you been doing unauthorized rain dances again?
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 8:35:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2011 8:35:59 PM EDT by DzlBenz]





Originally Posted By Whamo:






http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/jimf0rce/Final%20Countdown/KeyWest003.jpg


Whamo when he was a plane captain with the "Japanese zeros" in the background.


The flying shots were filmed in Key West.


http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/jimf0rce/Final%20Countdown/KeyWest002.jpg


Two Jap Kill Flags on 203




Kate Ross!!!


     



Now she's just all kinds of fine, ain't she?


 
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 8:44:16 PM EDT
a true classic...

Link Posted: 8/4/2011 8:57:16 PM EDT
Gonna let um do it again
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 9:01:14 PM EDT
I'm embarrassed to admit I've never seen it.



Link Posted: 8/4/2011 9:01:50 PM EDT
I had a really stressful night at work recently (psych nurse) and decided to watch that when I came home.

I hadn't seen it since my dad (Cmdr, USN ret.) and I had watched it when it originally came out.  Brought back great memories of both my dad and the early '80s and I slept great after it.
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 9:08:40 PM EDT
Watched it with my son the other night,  I had not seen it for a looooong time.
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 9:12:20 PM EDT
Great album. Europe was a very underrated band. Cherokee was a great hit....
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 9:39:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Timco:

Great album. Europe was a very underrated band.....




Link Posted: 8/4/2011 9:43:20 PM EDT
That movie had as much of a climax as a hooker.
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 9:44:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Whamo:

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/jimf0rce/Final%20Countdown/KeyWest003.jpg
Whamo when he was a plane captain with the "Japanese zeros" in the background.
The flying shots were filmed in Key West.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/jimf0rce/Final%20Countdown/KeyWest002.jpg
Two Jap Kill Flags on 203
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/jimf0rce/Final%20Countdown/KeyWest011.jpg
Kate Ross!!!
     


Awesome pics
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 3:11:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DontShootMyDog:
I'm embarrassed to admit I've never seen it.





OK, just watched it.


That was a much better flick than I expected.  I'm pissed I waited that long to watch it.




What's up with the beards?  Is the clean shaven military a recent phenomenon?

Link Posted: 8/13/2011 3:13:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Black Cloud ... Have you been doing unauthorized rain dances again?

"Take a look at the scope sir"
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 3:32:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DontShootMyDog:
What's up with the beards?  Is the clean shaven military a recent phenomenon?


PO3s and above were allowed to grow beards. Beards went away 1 Jan 85.

Link Posted: 8/13/2011 3:33:33 PM EDT
I spent 15 years working on Aircraft Carriers at NNS, Final Countdown and The Hunt for Red October are two of my favorite movies. They are in my DVD collection, need to look for blue rays.
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 3:43:58 PM EDT
Awesome movie
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 3:52:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Whamo:

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/jimf0rce/Final%20Countdown/KeyWest003.jpg
Whamo when he was a plane captain with the "Japanese zeros" in the background.
The flying shots were filmed in Key West.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/jimf0rce/Final%20Countdown/KeyWest002.jpg
Two Jap Kill Flags on 203
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/jimf0rce/Final%20Countdown/KeyWest011.jpg
Kate Ross!!!
     


WINNING

Link Posted: 8/13/2011 5:28:58 PM EDT
Thanks OP!
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 5:31:16 PM EDT
I damned near popped the dust covers!  
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 5:47:57 PM EDT
At the time it came out it was a somewhat novel concept...now alternate history is old hat, still a watchable film though.
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 5:48:31 PM EDT



Originally Posted By warp_foo:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw



ETA: What? The movie? Nevermind.

 


First thing that came to my mind.

 
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 5:59:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 6:05:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Whamo:

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/jimf0rce/Final%20Countdown/KeyWest003.jpg
Whamo when he was a plane captain with the "Japanese zeros" in the background.
The flying shots were filmed in Key West.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/jimf0rce/Final%20Countdown/KeyWest002.jpg
Two Jap Kill Flags on 203
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/jimf0rce/Final%20Countdown/KeyWest011.jpg
Kate Ross!!!
     


It's interesting to see how young Charles Durning looks in that picture considering he was a veteran of the Normandy invasion.  Well, that movie is rather old now...but time sure does fly.
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 6:16:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
At the time it came out it was a somewhat novel concept...now alternate history is old hat, still a watchable film though.


I dunno, I found that aspect of the movie pretty intense.

The ability to win the whole Pacific war with one ship is just one pretty intriguing idea brought up.

Link Posted: 8/13/2011 6:18:20 PM EDT
Saw it in the theater with my Dad when it came out.

Wait, no comments on the old school M16s?   I remember thinking, "Wouldn't firing a rifle in an enclosed compartment hurt their ears?"
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 6:20:10 PM EDT
Whamo: were part of the film?

This is still to this day the only DVD I have ever purchased.
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 6:55:24 PM EDT



Originally Posted By fistpoint:


Whamo: were part of the film?



This is still to this day the only DVD I have ever purchased.
I'm in a scene on the flight deck for almost 1-1/2 seconds





 
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 6:56:03 PM EDT


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Link Posted: 8/13/2011 6:56:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By warp_foo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw

ETA: What? The movie? Nevermind.
 


Both.

Anything with the name The Final Countdown is going to rock.
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 6:57:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By warp_foo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw

ETA: What? The movie? Nevermind.
 


Fuck, just reading the thread title put this song in my head.  
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 7:01:36 PM EDT
Now, there's one that could use a remake.
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