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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
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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 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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The Alien  »

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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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"I would plant a bug in every bedroom in the country"
17 January 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Groundstar Conspiracy is your average spy thriller with George Peppard as the ruthless investigator from an unnamed government agency and Michael Sarrazin as a scientist who is the only survivor of a lab explosion at a top secret US space program called Groundstar. Peppard knows that Sarrazin is not who he says he is. But how did he get clearance in the place, what may or may not have been taken from the lab that the explosion covered up are the questions Peppard has answers for. Because Sarrazin's memory has been wiped clean.

The key character in The Groundstar Conspiracy is Peppard as a ruthless government investigator, a man who could be J. Edgar Hoover if given half a chance. That title phrase comes from Peppard's mouth who would like to bug every bedroom in the country for security's sake, better to ferret out would be subversives.

Of course Peppard plugs up his security leak, but Sarrazin, freedom, and Sarrazin's freedom pay a price.

The Groundstar Conspiracy has some interesting notions to put forth, but the productions values are pretty skimpy. Christine Belford as a woman that Peppard's using to keep tabs on Sarrazin has her role very poorly defined. The players do their best, but the film's general mediocrity weighs heavily on their work.


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