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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 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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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Alan Arkin and Kevin Spacey and two Oscar nominees: Clive Owen' and Frank Langella. 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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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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Flawed criticism
9 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

One reviewer claimed that the idea of a Supergun was impractical due to the huge flame that could easily be observed from satellites, and that such a gun would take days to clean out and reload.

This is not correct.

A supergun can work, and is no more impractical than a fixed airbase or missile launch site.

The German superguns did work, and many rounds were fired both in testing and operationally - at Luxembourg.

Iran would have had difficulty destroying a firing site. Its ground attack capability was not good, and the gun itself would be a small target. Flames could not be seen from space, even if Iran did have a satellite over Iraq at the time of firing.

It would also have been an ideal weapon with which to launch projectiles against the state of Israel.


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