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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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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This is one of the reasons i watch movies.
15 March 2000 | by (Larvik, Norway) – See all my reviews

Medusas Child reminded me of why i watch movies in the first place, after so many mediocre and boring movies, this one was really quite special. Director Larry Shaw and everyone in the crew set a standard for those big time directors who surely are beaten by this superior thriller.

The film had everything to offer, great suspense and intensity all throughout the 2h50min. It had fine performances from it`s entire cast, Spano, Sheen and Loughlin was especially fine and so was the extremely beautiful Gail 0`Grady, her beauty shines every time.

This film is so good all the way through it surpasses Executive Decision(1996) in every aspect and I think that is a superior film as well.


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