5.9/10
418
14 user

Medusa's Child (1997)

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 »

Director:

Larry Shaw

Writers:

John J. Nance (book) (as John Nance), Ellen Weston (teleplay)
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Quantum Airlines flight 66 has just taken off from Frankfurt, Germany bound for New York's JFK International Airport with 247 passengers aboard. After take-off, a man infected with a ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Daphne Zuniga, Jane Leeves
A Stranger in the Mirror (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A naive young woman arrives in Hollywood to become a star, but after she gets drugged and raped during a shoot, she hardens quickly and catches the eye of a popular womanizing comedian who introduces her to his shady powerful agent.

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Perry King, Lori Loughlin, Geordie Johnson
Abandoned and Deceived (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The film is the story of woman who is denied the pensions for her children by her ex-husband. Therefore she has to fight for her rights by appealing the courts of justice and the bureaucracy of the state.

Director: Joseph Dougherty
Stars: Lori Loughlin, Brian Kerwin, Farrah Forke
Empty Cradle (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider
Stars: Kate Jackson, Lori Loughlin, Eriq La Salle
One of Her Own (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Trainee police officer Toni Stroud (Loughlin) has just gotten her first report card from her superiors; straight A's. But a fellow officer has something else in mind, and asks to stay at ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Lori Loughlin, Greg Evigan, Valerie Landsburg
The Three Lives of Karen (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

State trooper Matt patiently accompanies his bride, Karen Winthrop, when businessman Paul turns up and claims she's his missing wife and the mother of his daughter Jessica. He could be ... See full summary »

Director: David Burton Morris
Stars: Gail O'Grady, Dennis Boutsikaris, Tim Guinee
Two Voices (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Sybil Goldrich had breast cancer and reconstructive surgery, Kathleen Anneken chose to have breast implants. They both suffer from symptoms they were not warned about. Who would have ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Levin
Stars: Mary McDonnell, Gail O'Grady, Richard Gilliland
Two of Hearts (TV Movie 1999)
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A depressed veterinarian (Gail O'Grady) meets a sentimental sportscaster (Rob Stewart) at the wedding of their former spouses (Corbin Bernsen, Marla Maples).

Director: Harvey Frost
Stars: Gail O'Grady, Rob Stewart, Corbin Bernsen
Trial by Fire (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Paulette Gil is a very engaged teacher. When she realizes that her pupil Kip has problems she takes special care for him. But Kip interprets it in the wrong way and tells his mates that he ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metzger
Stars: Keith Carradine, Gail O'Grady, Michael Bowen
Nothing Lasts Forever (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Story of the personal lives and careers of three female doctors, from different backgrounds and walks of life, who work at a San Francisco county hospital.

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Gail O'Grady, Brooke Shields, Vanessa Williams
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Former marine and cop Jeff Erickson starts a new life after meeting his dream girl, Jill, running a bookshop, until they decide to become the modern Bonnie and Clyde. Learning on the job ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Lori Loughlin, Bruce Campbell, Brad Sullivan
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A bride's divorced parents find their old feelings for each other during the wedding reception and over the course of the next few days upsetting the newlywed's honeymoon.

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Bette Midler, Dennis Farina, Paula Marshall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Spano ... Scott Nash
Lori Loughlin ... Dr. Linda McCoy
Gail O'Grady ... Vivian Henry
Kevin Dillon ... Jerry Carnel
John Glover ... Rogers Henry
J.B. Bivens ... FBI SWAT Team Leader
Jack Coleman ... Dean Cooper
Chris Noth ... Tony DiStefano
Martin Sheen ... President (U.S.)
Vyto Ruginis ... Defense Secretary Stanley Shapiro
Ian Tracey ... Peter Cooke
Bob Morrisey ... F.B.I. Director
Robert Wisden
David Kaye ... Anchor
Tom Butler
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atomjárat See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent heart-stopping suspense action-packed mini-series
25 May 2003 | by MichaelWeihnSee 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.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed