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      Ground Zero

      PG-13 Released Oct 1, 1987 1h 39m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 50% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Harvey Denton (Colin Friels) learns that his cameraman father's death may not have been an accident and might be related to some top-secret film footage he shot three decades earlier. An eccentric hermit named Prosper Gaffney (Donald Pleasence) provides further clues and implies there's a connection with British nuclear tests. Denton travels into the Australian desert, where he discovers a government plot involving the exploitation of hundreds of Aboriginal Australians. Read More Read Less

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 17, 2005 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Noteworthy addition to the growing number of excellent films about the beginning of the nuclear age. Jul 15, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Teresa E I found the film interesting but slow going.You need to know something about the nuclear tests in Australia to understand the sentiments behind the film. I watched it with adverts, it is best to find a streaming service that does not. Baring in mind that this was made in 1987, the filming/music was well crafted. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/05/23 Full Review Audience Member this is one of my favourite Australian movies. Colin Friels is great as are all the other actors involved in this movie. I have it on VHS and have been searching for a copy of the movie on DVD for months. I love it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 1950s British nuclear testing and its horrific after-effects dominate this tense and underrated eighties thriller with Colin Friels in the hotseat. Donald Pleasance supports well among some haunting images and an explosive final scene. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Solid thriller with some great suspense sense. Donald Pleasence is amazing in this. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member I did not really like this movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Harvey Denton (Colin Friels) learns that his cameraman father's death may not have been an accident and might be related to some top-secret film footage he shot three decades earlier. An eccentric hermit named Prosper Gaffney (Donald Pleasence) provides further clues and implies there's a connection with British nuclear tests. Denton travels into the Australian desert, where he discovers a government plot involving the exploitation of hundreds of Aboriginal Australians.
      Director
      Bruce Myles, Michael Pattinson
      Producer
      Michael Pattinson
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 1, 1987, Original
      Runtime
      1h 39m
      Sound Mix
      Surround