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Doomsday Gun (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | History  -  23 July 1994 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Gerald Bull
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Col. Yossi
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Chris Cowley
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Sophie
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Maurouf
Zia Mohyeddin ...
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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Shop Manager
Marianne Denicourt ...
Monique
Alexandra Vandernoot ...
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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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: We're working for Iraq, gentlemen, not Switzerland. These people won't listen to excuses!
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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
First line sung by Frank Langella
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Flawed criticism
9 May 2014 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

One reviewer claimed that the idea of a Supergun was impractical due to the huge flame that could easily be observed from satellites, and that such a gun would take days to clean out and reload.

This is not correct.

A supergun can work, and is no more impractical than a fixed airbase or missile launch site.

The German superguns did work, and many rounds were fired both in testing and operationally - at Luxembourg.

Iran would have had difficulty destroying a firing site. Its ground attack capability was not good, and the gun itself would be a small target. Flames could not be seen from space, even if Iran did have a satellite over Iraq at the time of firing.

It would also have been an ideal weapon with which to launch projectiles against the state of Israel.


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