Chain Reaction

Synopsis: Eddie Kasalivich, an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, works as a technician for a scientific team that discovers an alternative, low-cost, pollution-free fuel source. Eddie and Lilly were involved in the research that was done at this first lab. The first lab was sabotaged and it exploded. One of the chief scientists is murdered during the attack and the sabotage of the lab, Eddie and physicist Lily Sinclair are framed for it and have to flee for their lives, with the FBI, CIA and other involved parties in close pursuit. Paul Shannon, Eddies mentor, is the director of a secret CIA contractor which - unknown to Eddie - has commercial interests in the lab equipment. Eddie and Lily flee police, FBI and CIA secret contractors but Lily winds getting captured and is driven to the underground experimental lab. Eddie follows Lily to this not yet fully working lab and quickly gets it working since it needed two different frequencies for the energy to get produced and Eddie has kept t
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Andrew Davis
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

We're running out of time.

We have polluted

and peopled this planet

to the brink of extinction.

We are destroying our world

at a suicidal pace.

We need a pollution revolution.

And it's not going to be easy

because the world is addicted to petroleum.

We have limited resources

and we go to war to protect them.

We need a new technology

and this technology

can't be sold.

It must be given away

to everyone.

We are in sight of a dream.

There is a solution.

The answer

is all around us... right here.

Water. H2O.

Two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen.

There is enough energy

in this glass of water

to power the city of Chicago for weeks.

It's the hydrogen we're after.

This is what happens when we burn it.

It's perfectly clean.

You can burn it when you want to,

in a car, in a turbine,

or in your own basement power supply

next to your water heater.

But what if we could release

this energy efficiently?

We will transform the world.

Maybe we start to put an end to war.

Of course, we have to make it work first.


Hey, James, how are you doing?

Hey, Eddie, cold enough for you?

It's never too cold.

Hey, Lu! You want me to set up?

Yeah, right away.

Hello, Mr Shannon.

Mr Shannon, the big man, how are you?


- Did you have a good trip?

- Very good.

- Hi, can I get you some coffee?

- I'm fine, thank you.

I turn on the laser here.

We should focus it in the centre of the bubble.

- How's it going?

- You didn't get my fax?

I did. I didn't understand the figures.

We need to control the bubble.

The regulator isn't working.

Eddie, did you computer-model

your work last night?

No, I was too busy building it.

We sustained fusion for 4.6 milliseconds.


It's stable... for 4.6 milliseconds.

Let me show you. Come, come.

The power input and output

is fine at this stage.

The output drops to nothing

at stage three, so what happened?


All right, I gotta go.

Cross your fingers, everyone.

Good luck.

Mr Chen. Initiate laser.

Initiate laser.

Hydrogen separation in progress.

Initiate hydrogen burn.

Two million kelvin and rising.

Shut it down!

It's unstable. Shut it down.

We learned something important.

We found another way that didn't work.

We need to keep our minds open

and try again.


- It's working.

- Is it stable?

Yeah, it's stable.

- Completely stable.

- My God!

- We go tomorrow.

- Tomorrow, Alistair.

Lily, talk to me.

Temperature, gas flow,

acoustic drive steadied.

- The regulator has stabilised the reaction.

- Lucasz.

My spectrometer shows

stable hydrogen production.

We're getting more out than we put in.

I think you'd better sell your utility stocks.

- Whoa, Mr Chidi!

- Unbelievable!

You're going to be famous.

Thanks for everything.

We want more money!

Thanks for your trust.

I got it, I got it!

Here comes crazy Eddie!

Congratulations. I am quite impressed.

- Congratulations.

- Thank you.

I never agreed to keep

anything from anyone.

Mandela will get this information,

China will find out...

Go anywhere, but don't move an inch.

I can't tell you what could happen...

This is no time to be serious.

Everybody's waiting.

Come on, Alistair!

OK, everybody.

Holy shit, we did it!

Holy shit, we did it!

One love

One heart

Let's get together and...

Your battery's dead.

There's ice all over the dashboard.

- How do I get home?

- I'll get you home.

We'll take my bike.

Oh, yes, please!

Where do you live?

I live in England.

No, sorry, I live on Kimbark and 54th.

- Kimbark and 54th?

- Mm-hm.

We can't. You'll freeze to death.

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