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Doomsday Gun (1994)

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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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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
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Marie
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Mackler
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Storyline

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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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

Jim Price: What do you want me to say, Gerry? You were fucked! Up, down, and sideways!
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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 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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Doctor dreams of grandeur without morality
24 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie because I can vaguely remember the circumstances surrounding his death and the noticeable lack of attention paid to it in Canada. The story is interesting and the character study is fascinating. I thought that Frank Langella was right for the role. Not only is he relatively unknown by Hollywood standards, he is also Canadian. This is a case where a man's dream to build the biggest and best arms overrides his sense of morality.He was willing to sell his technology to anyone regardless of how it would be used. He wasn't interested in profit - it was all in the interest of personal aggrandizement. The movie probably could have been better (at least in the glitzy Hollywood sense) but the story is told in a fairly straightforward and interesting manner allowing the viewer to decide for him/herself about ends versus means.


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