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Medusa's Child (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  16 November 1997 (USA)
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Fuming over the departure of his wife Vivian and the cutting of his research funding, crazy nuclear scientist Rogers Henry constructs Medusa, a thermonuclear bomb capable of generating a ... See full summary »

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Scott Nash
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Dr. Linda McCoy
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Vivian Henry
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Jerry Carnel
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Rogers Henry
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Dean Cooper
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Tony DiStefano
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Peter Cooke
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Fuming over the departure of his wife Vivian and the cutting of his research funding, crazy nuclear scientist Rogers Henry constructs Medusa, a thermonuclear bomb capable of generating a continent-sized electro-magnetic pulse; such EMP could effectively destroy a computer-based society. He dupes Vivian into bringing it to the Pentagon to exact his final revenge on the government, rigging it so it will explode before its count-down if Vivian's pacemaker isn't within fifteen feet of it. Medusa arms itself in the air aboard Scott Nash's 737 cargo plane, and with Hurricane Sigrid about to hit the coast, nobody wants to let them land. Based on the novel by John J. Nance. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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An underwater nuclear explosion would not cause an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). EMP occurs when the pressure wave from a high-altitude blast forces molecules in the upper atmosphere previously charged with electricity to discharge it. An underwater burst would also not produce a fireball above the surface but instead would produce an enormous cloud of water vapor. See more »

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Excellent
4 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another excellent Martin Scheen movie. Good work seems to follow him around like a puppy wanting love. The plot, the story line all mesh well.

One small technical error. The exterior of the airplane as well as the script, call it a 737 (That is Boeing 737), but in fact the cockpit scenes show it to be a Boeing 727. The 727 has a crew of three and three engines. The 737 is smaller has two engines and no flight engineer station. Admittely a small detail, but important to those of us that have spent more than thirty seconds in an airplane.

However it does not detract from the movie. If you like techno thrillers, this is for you. Tom Clancy fans will love it.

Bruce Deville


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