GROUND ZERO

(1987 Thriller)





Pleasence is excellent in supporting role as hermitlike survivor of those tests.

---LEONARD MALTIN'S MOVIE AND VIDEO GUIDE




CAST AND CREW:

COLIN FRIELS (Harvey Denton)
JACK THOMPSON (Trebilcock)
DONALD PLEASENCE (Prosper Gaffney)
NATALIE BATE (Pat Denton)
SIMON CHILVERS (Commission President)
NEIL FITZPATRICK (Hooking)
BOB MAZA (Wallemare)
PETE CUMMINS (Ballantyne)
STUART FAICHNEY (ASIO Agent)

Directed by MICHAEL PATTINSON and BRUCE MYLES
Written by JAN SARDI and MAC GUDGEON
Produced by MICHAEL PATTINSON



SYNOPSIS:

A cinematographer learns that his father (who he was told drowned in 1953) may actually have been murdered, because he photographed evidence that could prove that Britain's nuclear tests in Maralinga caused heavy casualties to the Aborigines.



PLEASENCE'S CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays Prosper Gaffney---a British ex-patriot (now living as a hermit), who helps the cinematographer expose the cover-up.



SCREEN CAPTURES:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS PROSPER GAFFNEY
  • PLEASENCE WITH RIFLE
  • PLEASENCE AND COLIN FRIELS
    Images captured by Christopher Weedman



    REVIEWS:

  • HAL HINSON (The Washington Post)



    FILM LINKS:

  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE



    Photos 1987 MICHAEL PATTINSON-BURROWES FILM GROUP-BDB / HOYTS. All Rights Reserved.

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