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Ground Zero (1987)

 -  Action | Drama | Mystery  -  1 October 1987 (USA)
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A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for... See full summary »

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Trebilcock
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Prosper Gaffney
Natalie Bate ...
Pat Denton
Burnham Burnham ...
Charlie
Simon Chilvers ...
Commission president
Neil Fitzpatrick ...
Hooking
Bob Maza ...
Walemari
Beverley Dunn ...
Commisioner #1
Alan Hopgood ...
Commisioner #2
Peter Cummins ...
Ballantyne, Australian veteran
Brian James ...
Vice-Adm. Windsor
Bob Hornery ...
Meteorologist
Steve Dodd ...
Freddy Tjapalijarri
Alfred Austen ...
Aboriginal elder
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A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for a secret that if true, his government has already killed people to keep quiet. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Once you know the secret of Ground Zero, maybe the British will try to kill you, too. See more »


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1 October 1987 (USA)  »

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AUD 7,000,000 (estimated)

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$203,144 (USA)
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Classic Aussie Nuclear Bomb Theme Flick
17 June 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Directors Bruce Myles and Michael Pattinson have created a gem in Ground Zero.

It stars Colin Friels who has been in other classic flicks, The Nostradamus Kid 1993 and Dark City 1998.

Also starring is Jack Thompson who has also been in other classic flicks, Yolngu Boy 2001, Breaker Morant 1980, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith 1978, Mad Dog Morgan 1976, Wake in Fright 1971 and another classic nuclear bomb theme flick, Broken Arrow 1986 plus the television series Spyforce 1971-73.

Also starring is Donald Pleasence who has been in other classic flicks, Phenomena 1985, Halloween 2 1981, Escape from New York 1981, Halloween 1978, The Eagle has Landed 1976, Wake in Fright with Jack Thompson and THX 1138 1971.

I enjoyed the Australian outback scenes and the city set designs.

If you enjoyed this as much as I did then check out other classic nuclear bomb theme flicks, Miracle Mile 1988, Threads 1984, The Peacekeeper 1987, Panic in Year Zero 1962, Failsafe 1964, The Day After 1983, Chain of Command 2000, Black Rain 1988, Dr Strangelove 1963 and Atomic Cafe 1982.


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