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Chain Reaction Paul Shannon

Paul Shannon was portrayed by Morgan Freeman in the 1996 movie Chain Reaction.

He works for the CIA. His job is to hide technology from the world, if it is not prepared to absorb it and hide it until it can. For that purpose he sabotages the reactor that can produce energy out of water without any pollution and kidnaps two of its scientists, which leads to the death of one. His direct partner in this conspiracy is Lyman Earl Collier, who executes this order, but turns out to be a ruthless, disobeying cowboy.

Because of his attitude, which escalates and leads to more deaths, Shannon executed him so that he, among other things, also could save Eddie's and Lily's lives.