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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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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
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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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Both Frank Langella and Kevin Spacey had played Richard Nixon on film. Langella played Nixon in Frost/Nixon (2008) while Spacey played him in Elvis & Nixon (2016). 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 »

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Dr. Gerald Bull: We're working for Iraq, gentlemen, not Switzerland. These people won't listen to excuses!
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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Gimme What I Want
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Written by Nigel Jenkins
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A jewel of human truth
12 April 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As an engineer's son, I have never seen a better portrayal of an engineer's enthusiasm for new problems and new challenges. In one unforgettable scene, Frank Langella brought to the screen for the first time in my opinion what can only be called, "the-joy-of-development."

Too often films that deal with invention focus on that moment when the problem comes together and is solved. What they fail to recognize is the first step, when the men and women are looking at the challenge ahead has even more emotional potential. Thankfully the writers and actors in this film did not forget this human truth.

The cast is excellent. The script is uneven, but the only reason this is obvious is because instead of staying mildly good throughout, like most made for cable films, this movie is mildly good with occasional scenes of brilliance.

If you are an engineer or just have one as a friend or member of the family, see this film. It's a wonder.


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