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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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Pat Denton
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Charlie
Simon Chilvers ...
Commission president
Neil Fitzpatrick ...
Hooking
Bob Maza ...
Walemari
Beverley Dunn ...
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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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Ground Zero.  »

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Budget:

AUD 7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$203,144 (USA)
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When this movie thriller based on the British nuclear tests at Maralinga was about to go into production, the McClelland Royal Commission investigating the British nuclear tests at Maralinga was still going. See more »

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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Taught thriller that's worth watching all the way to the end
13 March 2003 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

While Ground Zero moved rather slowly at some points, the overall tone of the feature brought out a natural suspense that was both unique and different. While we Americans get caught up in the nuclear history of our own country, this film brought about a new perspective, albeit a darker and more sinister one.

Colin Friels had an exceptional performance in this movie, which few Americans seem to care about watching considering the low returns. The ending was also rather surprising, just when you felt the story had ended and everything was for naught. This is one of those forgotten eighties films that I'll be sure to remember.


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