Andrew Davis, director of The Fugitive,
teams up with actors Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman for the ultimate
in nonstop thrills and high-tech espionage in Chain Reaction.
The film, which opened 2 August 1996, features a hydrogen-based energy technology
still in the research stage in real life.
In the movie, machinist Eddie Kasalivich (Reeves)
is a member of a team of visionary research scientists who have discovered
the key to a cheap, pollution-free energyhydrogen, through a process
called sonoluminescence. When the teams leader is assassinated and
the laboratory is destroyed in a cataclysmic explosion, Kasalivich, along
with two top aidesphysicists Lu Chen and Lily Sinclairare framed
for the murder.
New Action Film Hinges on H2 Power
Two research scientistsplayed
by actors Rachel Weisz and Keanu Reeves, rightare forced to flee for
their lives after perfecting a clean, hydrogen-based energy technology in
the new action film Chain Reaction.
With the help of Paul Shannon (Freeman), Eddies
mentor and the research projects backer, Eddie and Lily go on the
run. With half-a-dozen federal agencies pursuing them across country, they
seek to discover who is behind the conspiracy. With nothing as it seems,
Eddie and Lily find themselves trapped in an underworld of technological
espionage where neither they nor their discovery are meant to survive.
Although the movies plot of technological
espionage is implausible, the film has had the positive effect of generating
interest in hydrogen. The NHA has countered some of the technical inaccuracies
in the film on its Web page; see http://www.ttcorp.com/nha/chainrea.htm
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