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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)
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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
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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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Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atomjárat See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

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Excellent! Absolutelty Spine-chillingly Excellent!!
10 June 2005 | by elskooteroSee all my reviews

Saw this film for the first time about 10 minutes ago and was absolutely FLOORED!!! After the first 20 minutes, I said to myself....EH; Maybe a C+. Then, once Gail O'Grady's character got the thing ( I won't say what) on board and you learn what it is, I upgraded it to a B+. Then, a little more than an hour into it, I shouted aloud, "Eccumenical Effluvia", A+, and by the end, 2 hours later, it's final grade was A+++! Then, I come downstairs to see how much it is on Amazon, But neither they nor anyone else has it out yet!?!? Movie fans, SEE THIS ONE!!!!! It drags a tad in the first 20 minutes, but stay with it! You'll need Kidneys of cast iron... it's that good. You'll be glued to your seat!


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