The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Groundstar Conspiracy1972

The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972)




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Filmed in Canada, The Groundstar Conspiracy was adapted from L.P. Davies' novel The Alien. Michael Sarrazin plays a research scientist who is the sole survivor when his secret laboratory in Vancouver is destroyed by an explosion. Assuming that Sarrazin has engineered the explosion so that he can escape with vital space-program secrets, the government dispatches special-agent George Peppard to track down the fugitive scientist. Sarrazin can remember nothing that happened before the tragedy, but Peppard doesn't buy this story. Only when it becomes obvious that Sarrazin has been targeted for assassination by Persons Unknown does Peppard believe in Sarrazin's innocence, and that a sinister conspiracy may be at the bottom of this whole affair. Christine Belford co-stars as a reluctant cohort of Sarrazin's, though she may not be all that she seems either. Groundstar Conspiracy was produced by the Hal Roach company.


Michael Sarrazin
as John David Welles / Peter Bellamy
Christine Belford
as Nicole Devon
Cliff Potts
as Carl Mosely
James Olson
as Stanton
Tim O'Connor
as Gossage
Ty Haller
as Henshaw
Anna Hagen
as Dr. Plover
Hagan Beggs
as Dr. Hager
Hagen Beggs
as Dr. Hager
Milos Zatovic
as Dr. Zahl
Don Granberry
as Technician
Robin Coller
as Secretary
Robert Meneray
as M.P. Sergeant
Ed Collier
as Nicole's Doctor
Don Vance
as Reporter
William Nunn
as Reporter
Barry Cahill
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for The Groundstar Conspiracy

All Critics (9)

Groundstar has a cheesy TV crime movie feel about it. But it is still entertaining, especially when Sarrazin is onscreen.

November 30, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Yes, the ending is really clever. And I would say it makes this whole movie worth watching.

June 22, 2020 | Full Review…

At any point you choose to stretch or leave for popcorn, you won't be missing anything.

January 6, 2020 | Full Review…

It belabors all the wrong points, while throwing away its moments of suspense.

January 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Very dated action-adventure tale starring Peppard and Sarrazin.

February 17, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

Uninvolving 70's espionage goings-on.

February 13, 2001 | Rating: 43/100

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