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Ground Zero (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 1 October 1987 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Friels ... Harvey Denton
Jack Thompson ... Trebilcock
Donald Pleasence ... Prosper Gaffney
Natalie Bate Natalie Bate ... Pat Denton
Burnham Burnham ... Charlie
Simon Chilvers ... Commission president
Neil Fitzpatrick Neil Fitzpatrick ... Hooking
Bob Maza Bob Maza ... Walemari
Beverley Dunn Beverley Dunn ... Commisioner #1
Alan Hopgood Alan Hopgood ... Commisioner #2
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ... Ballantyne, Australian veteran
Brian James Brian James ... Vice-Adm. Windsor
Bob Hornery ... Meteorologist
Steve Dodd Steve Dodd ... Freddy Tjapalijarri
Alfred Austen Alfred Austen ... Aboriginal elder
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Storyline

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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One man holds the key to the hottest secret in our history See more »


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Biljett till helvetet See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Budget:

AUD7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie's opening prologue states: "Between 1953 & 1964 the British Government exploded nine atomic bombs on the Australian mainland. In the years that followed there were numerous reports of illness and death as a result of widespread exposure to nuclear radiation. In 1984, a Royal Commission of Inquiry was convened to investigate these reports and allegation of a cover up by the British and Australian governments". See more »

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References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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Brilliant brilliant terrific
4 February 2020 | by philippowers86See all my reviews

One of the 80s best Aussie films. It is a stunning piece of filmmaking. Take it from me, this is worth crawling over broken glass to see. Great electronic, ethereal music.


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