Jul 23, 1994 · How the brilliant Canadian munitions engineer, Dr. Gerald Bull, agreed to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, when the U.S. cut his funding for the experiment, and how it attracted the attention of several intelligence agencies.
- Robert Young
Aug 30, 2005 · Movie Info U.S. weapons expert Gerald Bull (Frank Langella) designs a gun for Saddam Hussein able to fire a missile over 1,000 miles.
- Robert Young
This movie looks at Doctor Gerald Bull and the Babylon Project, a plan for the biggest gun ever built. Bull was a ballistics genius, a former member of Canada's arrow project, the head of Project HARP (a huge cannon built in Barbados to test the practicality of using giant guns to send satellites into orbit) and the designer of an advanced South African artillery piece.
Doomsday Gun is a 1994 television film produced by HBO, dramatizing the life of Canadian supergun designer Dr. Gerald Bull and his involvement in Project Babylon, Saddam Hussein 's plan to build a supergun with a range of over 500 miles.
Apr 16, 2014 · This movie looks at Doctor Gerald Bull and the Babylon Project, a plan for the biggest gun ever built. Bull was a ballistics genius, a former member of Canada's arrow project, the head of Project HARP (a huge cannon built in Barbados to test the practicality of using giant guns to send satellites into orbit) and the designer of an advanced South African artillery piece.
Not Yet Rated 2 hr Jul 23rd, 1994 History, Action, Thriller, Drama Dr Gerald Bull was a genius at designing and building superguns (very large long range guns capable of shooting at ranges more...
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Major Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) uses a custom suppressed Walther P38as her main handgun during the capture of the slaver's ship. Later on Eden's Walther P38 is used by Sol (Craig Conway) during the highway chase scene.
Single Action Army
Richter's assistant, Afro Girl (yes, that is her name in the credits) (Eloise Cupido) wields a nickel plated Single Action Armyrevolver.
DDS soldiers are shown using a modified version of the Vektor CP1 pistol. Their version has an extended ported barrel, making the pistol resemble the FN Five-seveN, and a module under the barrel which holds both a light and laser. The laser turns on when the trigger is depressed, but this is most clearly seen when Eden uses it during daylight.
During the assault on the slaver ship a guard carries a Armscor BXPsubmachine gun. This weapon was selected due to the scene being filmed in South Africa and being readily available to South African Armorers. The weapon is only briefly seen.
L85A1assault rifles are used by British soldiers during the initial outbreak of the Reaper Virus (circa 2008) which would almost be correct (they would have the upgraded L85A2s). Upon close inspection, the rifles seem to be Umarex Airsoft rifles with the muzzle flashes, bolt movement, and flying brass casings digitally inserted later, but they did a good job on many of the scenes. What is odd is that the L85A1 rifles have a tiny Union Jack flag sticker on them which usually only appears on th...
Customized L42A1 Sniper Rifle
A British sniper stationed on the wall snipes an infected man with an L42A1bolt action sniper rifle in a plastic thumbhole stock with a elevated cheek rest and fitted with a Parker Hale bipod.
Most of the DDS agents carry Vektor CR-21assault rifles fitted with sound suppressors, flashlights, and laser sights. In the early part of the film, DDS agents carry CR-21 rifles with the original South African optical sight. During the mission in the badlands of Scotland, the DDS Soldiers use CR-21s that have SUSAT optical sights mounted.
A blonde woman, bathing in the cast-iron tub aboard the ship, uses an Browning BPSshotgun with extended magazine tube and pistol grip.
Sawn-Off IZh-27 Over & Under Shotgun
Richter (Jeremy Crutchley), the trafficker in Scottish slave labor, uses a sawn-off Russian IZh-27 Over & Under double barreled shotgun to kill his business associates (whom he thinks betrayed him) and to hold DDS Agent John Michaelson (Tom Fairfoot) hostage.
A NeoStead 2000 shotgun fitted with a flashlight is used by Chandler (Rick Warren) and then Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) during the sweep of the abandoned hospital. The shotgun is used to blast a hole in the elevator ceiling and cut the cable. In the DVD extras, the director Neil Marshall claims that this is the only movie so far that has featured this unusual South African Pump Shotgun.
Vektor SS-77 Machine Gun
Instead of the British Army issued L7A2, the trooper on the top of the armored vehicle is using a Vektor SS-77GPMG. This is because the sequence in question was filmed in South Africa so armorers used what was at hand.
Twin Barreled Sentry Guns
The British army in the story, abandons manning the wall about five years after the northern lands were sealed off and have been using motion sensor activated Sentry Guns to destroy anything that moves. Sgt. Norton mentions that the guns only wreak havoc on the 'local wildlife' since they haven't had a human target for twenty years, just as the guns focus on and destroy a rabbit. The guns themselves are just fabricated props and not based on any real world firearm or auto cannon.
During the hospital scene, the DDS troops pass a Vektor MG-4 version of the Browning M1919A4machine gun. It's mounted on what looks to be an anti-aircraft tripod and the debris of twenty five years of neglect.
Defense Technologies 1315
British soldiers fire CS gas and smoke grenades at the crowd from atop the quarantine wall. Though difficult to clearly see, they are single shot launchers with twin pistol grips, strongly resembling the Defense Technologies 37mm Gas Gun.
Silicon Foam Grenade
Sci fi prop "Silicon Foam" grenades are used during the escape from the hospital to enable the DDS soldiers to survive an elevator drop by encasing them in foam. Miller (Chris Robson) refers to them as "Silicon Foam Grenades" during the initial meeting with Major Eden Sinclair.
A fabricated Prop Sci Fi Fragmentation Grenade is used when Carpenter releases on inside the APC after his throat has been slashed by a savage starved girl.