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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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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 heart-stopping suspense action-packed mini-series
25 May 2003 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

This excellent 2 part mini-series revolves around the Medusa project. A nuclear bomb created to kill millions of people as well as destroy all electricity in the US including crashing all computers. The creator's ex-wife is to deliver to the Pentagon what she believes is only a mock of the bomb but the real thing is on board the plane & is set to detonate if moved or defused. The mini series stars Lori Loughlin, Gail O'Grady, Vincent Spano, and Kevin Dillon. For a mini-series it's filled with top-notch actors, excellent dialogue, great direction, and terrific special effects. From start to finish, Medusa's Child keeps you on the edge of your seat & doesn't let up until the closing credits.


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