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Ground Zero (1987)





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Ground Zero details a governmental cover-up as seen through the eyes of commercial photographer Colin Friels. Tipped off to the possibility that the death of his father was tied in with radioactive contamination, Friels runs into several official brick walls as he presses his investigation. At the root of everything is a hush-hush nuclear radiation test, conducted in Australia in the mid-1950s. With the help of a slightly-addled survivor (Donald Pleasence) of those tests, Friels uncovers the truth. Ground Zero was inspired by the real-life nuclear testings at Maralinga.


Colin Friels
as Harvey Denton
Jack Thompson
as Trebilcock
Donald Pleasence
as Prosper Gaffney
Natalie Bate
as Pat Denton
Simon Chilvers
as Commission President
Bob Maza
as Wallemare
Peter Cummins
as Ballantyne
Stuart Faichney
as ASIO Agent
Steve Dodd
as Freddy Tjapalijarri
Kim Gyngell
as Detective
Alan Hopgood
as Commisioner #2
Brian James
as Vice-Admiral Windsor
Mark Mitchell
as Detective
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Noteworthy addition to the growing number of excellent films about the beginning of the nuclear age.

July 15, 2003 | Full Review…

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