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The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972)

A government investigator tries to find out the truth behind the break-in at a top secret research facility.

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(novel) (as L.P. Davies), (screenplay) (as Matthew Howard)
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John David Welles / Peter Bellamy
Christine Belford ...
Nicole Devon
Cliff Potts ...
Carl Mosely
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Sen. Stanton
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Frank Gossage
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Bender
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Gen. Hackett
Roger Dressler ...
Charlie Kitchen
Ty Haller ...
Henshaw
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Dr. Plover (as Anna Hagen)
Hagan Beggs ...
Dr. Hager (as Hagen Beggs)
John Destry ...
Zabrinski (as John Destry Adams)
Milos Zatovic ...
Dr. Zahl
Don Granbery ...
Technician (as Don Granberry)
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Storyline

A break-in and sabotage attempt occurs at a top secret research institute and the culprit is cornered and captured. The problem is that he's been badly injured and claims to have lost his memory entirely. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between investigator Tuxan, the mystery intruder Welles and the people who sent him on the mission. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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12 June 1972 (Sweden)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Production was temporarily halted due to the death of Michael Sarrazin's father. See more »

Quotes

Tuxan: Yes, gentlemen - I tap my own phone.
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Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »

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Great spy film
21 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie to watch especially if you love a good, hard twist in the end. Just when you think you know what the truth is and who the evil bad guys are, the last five minutes takes you in another direction you did not see coming. George Pappard's character's is fantastic as the government troubleshooter willing to go to any lengths to ferret out traitors and moles among top secret government operations. There are a lot of great lines in the film too that helps the viewer to appreciate just how much power the troubleshooter has to protect the country, and scary when you realize he actually needs that much authority to do the job. There is no way they could remake a better movie now unless they filled it with a lot of thrilling action scene or sex scenes. Even if they did, it would not match the psychological thrill of this original.


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