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Doomsday Gun (1994)

When a brilliant munitions engineer contracts to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, he attracts the attention of several intelligence agencies.

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Col. Yossi
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Chris Cowley
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Sophie
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Maurouf
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Hashim
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Donald Duvall
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Sir James Whittington
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Jones
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Dov
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Monique
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Marie
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Mackler
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Dr Gerald Bull was a genius at designing and building superguns. (Very large long range guns capable of shooting more than 100 Miles.) When a plan by the CIA to export restricted material using him was exposed, the CIA denied all knowledge and he went to jail. He was later released to help Saddam Hussein build a new supergun capable of firing over 500 miles. Israel, upon learning of the supergun, fears it would be used against themselves. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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A szuperágyú  »

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Alan Arkin and Kevin Spacey previously appeared in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). See more »

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Near the end of the film, when Monique hands Gerry his loaf of bread, the reflection of two crew members can be seen in the car window. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gerald Bull: [to Marouf and Hashim] You know, you people really know how to scare the shit out of a guy just with a look. That's a real talent. I wish I had it. I can't even scare my secretary. Think you can teach it to me.
[They stare at him silently]
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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They All Laughed
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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Frank Langella
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Wow, what a positive surprise!
20 January 2011 | by (Monaco) – See all my reviews

Another excellent made-for-TV movie. This is as good a spy thriller as I have seen in a long time. The icing on the cake is, it also happens to be true!

This movie is short on action, short on special effects, explosions, car chases and the likes; this is a movie with a great script (true life is the best writer I have ever known), it is intelligently made, well directed and acted. All of the protagonists are excellent, but special mention is due to Alan Arkin in my opinion, whose portrayal of a cynical spy is Oscar worthy. James Fox has a cameo as the Head of MI6, he is also perfect in his role and seems to be amusing himself greatly while playing it.

It would be very interesting to learn the whole truth about this story one day...


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