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

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Tuxan: Yes, gentlemen - I tap my own phone.
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Good little film
26 May 2006 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

Lamont Johnson worked a lot in television but he also directed some interesting films that should be better known; A Covenant with Death, The McKenzie Break, The Last American Hero, You'll Like My Mother and Lipstick. (Even Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone has its felicities!) The Groundstar Conspiracy is a low budget but fast moving thriller with a few twists and turns until the tense ending. All the elements of music, photography and dialogue are pulled together neatly to serve the narrative's momentum.

The plot may strain a little at the edges but the film is helped along by some good acting. Michael Sarrazin as the accused man is convincing. You can feel his terror and his bewilderment. Sarrazin's face helps, it looks beat about and haunted. George Peppard as the government man gives one of his best performances. A real hard case, driven almost by paranoia, single minded and ready to do anything to keep the state secure. Christine Belford and Cliff Potts are good too. It's a good little film.


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