Ground Zero


1h 40m 1988

Brief Synopsis

An Australian cameraman discovers that his father's death is due to British nuclear testing in the 1950's.

Film Details

Also Known As
Terre Interdite
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Production Company
Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Clein + Feldman Inc; Columbia Pictures; National Broadcasting Company Inc (NBC); Opticals & Graphics; Panavision, Ltd.; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Soundfirm
Distribution Company
Forum Distribution (France); Hoyts Distribution; International Video Entertainment Inc; Virgin Vision
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

An Australian cameraman discovers that his father's death is due to British nuclear testing in the 1950's.

Crew

Awre Aldermaston

Photographs (Atomic Test)

Dr. John Andrews

Assistance

Anz Anzcap

Other

Peter Armstrong

Special Effects Personnel

Jethro Attwood

Security

Shirley Ballard

Continuity 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Peter Barnes

Assistance

Narelle Barsby

Producer

Narelle Barsby

Production Manager

Robert Bartos

Falcon Trainer

Tony Bartuccio

Choreography (Hot Dog Ad)

Michael Batchelor

Unit Manager

Len Beadell

Assistance

Ian Benallack

Key Grip

Sue Benfer

Production Assistant

Ken Berryman

Assistance

Jill Bilcock

Assistance

Peter Bilcock

2nd Camera Operator

Alfred Borg

Storyboard Artist

Brian Bosisto

Other

Brian Bosisto

Camera Crane Operator

Glenn Boswell

Stunt Coordinator

Richard Boue

Stunts

Ro Bruen-cook

Dresser

Ro Bruen-cook

Props Buyer

Colin Burchall

Other

Steve Burgess

Foley Editor

Steve Burgess

Sound Effects Editor

Jeanie Cameron

Wardrobe (Standby)

Fiona Campbell

Makeup

Fiona Campbell

Hairstyles Supervisor

Gillian Campbell

Assistant (To Producer)

Craig Carter

Sound Editor Supervisor

Craig Carter

Sound Effects Editor

Rosie Cass

Other

Mark Chambers

Grip Assistant

Sandra Cichello

Wardrobe Assistant

Mike Clark

Liaison (Defence Forces)

David Clarke

Picture Editor Assistant

Arthur Cole

Assistance

Angela Conte

Makeup Assistant

Malcolm Cooper

Assistance

Megan Cooper

Other

Nick Csabafy

Model Helicopter Pilot

Pat Day

Other

Robert Dein

Art Direction

Michael Dent

Technical Advisor (Legal)

Ian Dewhurst

Gaffer

Steve Dobson

Director Of Photography

Nik Dorning

Makeup Assistant (Prosthetics)

Gary Down

Song Arranger ("Hot Dog Jingle"), Song Lyrics

Philip Drake

Art Direction Assistant (Melbourne)

Philip Drake

Other

Graeme Duesbury

Art Direction Assistant (Coober Pedy)

Alan Edwards

Helicopter Pilot

David Eggby

Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Zev Eleftheriou

Stunts

Zev Eleftheriou

Technical Advisor (Safety)

Bruce Emery

Sound Mixer

Peter Evans

Special Effects Supervisor

Michael Fernon

Technical Advisor (Legal)

Helen Field

Sound Firm Liaison

Warwick Field

Focus Puller 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Warwick Field

Other

Stephen Fitchett

Video Crew

Martyn Fleming

Camera Technician 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Lindsay Frazer

Sound Effects Editor

Ian Freeman

2nd Assistant Director

Mim Freeman

Casting (Background)

Stuart Freeman

Line Producer

Stuart Freeman

1st Assistant Director

Dr. Adrian Gordon

Assistance

Doug Green

Unit Runner

Dave Grey

Song Producer ("Hot Dog Jingle")

Mac Gudgeon

Screenwriter

Mac Gudgeon

Video Crew

Mac Gudgeon

Stock Footage Research

Serena Guttoso

Other

Dimitri Hajicosta

Production Accountant

Johnny Hallyday

Stunts

Christine Hart

Production Coordinator

Robin Hartley

Other

Robin Hartley

Carpenter

Karen Harvey

Dialogue Editor Assistant

Rick Haynes

Other

Keni Hazelwood

Construction Manager

Anthony Heal

Other

Mark Hennessy

Stunts

Bob Hicks

Technical Advisor (Safety)

Bob Hicks

Stunts

David Hodges

Titles And Opticals

Paul Holford

2nd Grip

Brian Holmes

Other

Suzy Howe

Publicist

Jamie Hunt

Stunts

Chris James

Electrician

Andrea Johnston

Art Department Assistant

Ian Jones

Camera Operator

Bastion Kap

Other

John Kearney

Executive Producer

Gary Keir

Laboratory Liaison

Murray Kelly

Props Buyer

Murray Kelly

Dresser

Jennifer Keyte

Assistance

Bruce Lamshed

Foley Editor

Terry Lee

Helicopter Pilot

Denis Lees

Foreman Carpenter

Rob Leo

Art Department Coordinator

George Leveri

Camera Crane Operator Assistant

George Leveri

Tracking Vehicle Operator Assistant

David Lindsay

Camera

Margot Lindsay

Wardrobe Supervisor

Frank Lipson

Sound Effects Editor

Mabel Lochowiak

Aboriginal Liaison

Keith Lokan

Assistance

Mitch Lovat

Matte Artist (Glass)

Kent Lovell

Executive Producer

Kent Lovell

Technical Advisor (Financial)

Tony Manning

Color Grader

Arthur Manousakis

Grip

Bill Marshall

Technical Advisor (Legal)

Lex Martin

Bestboy

Neville Mason

Other

Alan Maxwell

Special Effects Supervisor

Neville Maxwell

Special Effects Engineer

Bob Maza

Aboriginal Liaison

Peter Mcbain

Sound Effects Editor

Bob Mccarron

Makeup Supervisor (Prosthetics)

Hugh Mclaren

Assistant Director

Michael Mercurio

Props Assistant (Standby)

Marita Mussett

Wardrobe Assistant

Bruce Myles

Casting

Chris Neal

Music

Rex Nicholson

Other

Greg Noakes

Stills

Oliver O'donnell

Hairdresser (Daily)

Vincent O'donnell

Survey Pilot

Jerry Olsen

Falcon Trainer

Juanita Parker

Accounts Assistant

Michael Pattinson

Producer

Paul Pattison

Hairdresser (Daily)

Nick Payne

Electrician

Brian Pearce

Special Effects Supervisor

Liz Perry

Continuity

John Platt

Focus Puller 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Bill Plewright

Assistance

David Pulbrook

Editor

Michael Read

Stunts

Rob Rowbotham

Assistance

Michael Rumpf

3rd Assistant Director

Livia Ruzic

Dialogue Editor

Ian Ryan

Sound Recording 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Stephen Saks

Location Manager

David Samuels

Assistance

Jan Sardi

Screenwriter

Richard Savage

Assistant Director

Roger Savage

Sound Mixer

Chris Short

Assistant 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)

Bernie Smith

Security

Ian Smith

Assistance

Domenic Spadavecch

Stunts

Steven Spielberg

Other

Mark Sullivan

Other

Peter Michael Sullivan

Newsreel Music

Les Tanner

Assistance

Greg Tepper

Assistance

Steve Thomas

Video Crew

Brian Thomson

Production Designer

Liddy Van Gyen

Stunts

Joe Vittorio

Stills

Antonio Vivaldi

Music ("The Four Seasons")

Mark Wager

Set Modelmaker

Ross Wallace

Other

Mark Wasiutak

Boom Operator

Gary Wilkins

Sound Recording

Peter Willard

Laboratory Liaison

Colin Williams

2nd Gaffer

Geoff Williams

Assistance

Eugene Wilson

Sound Transfers

Melissa Wiltshire

Production Assistant

Dennis Wright

Executive Producer

Harry Zettel

Props (Standby)

Film Details

Also Known As
Terre Interdite
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Production Company
Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Clein + Feldman Inc; Columbia Pictures; National Broadcasting Company Inc (NBC); Opticals & Graphics; Panavision, Ltd.; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Soundfirm
Distribution Company
Forum Distribution (France); Hoyts Distribution; International Video Entertainment Inc; Virgin Vision
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 23, 1988

Released in United States September 30, 1988

Released in United States on Video April 20, 1989

Released in United States 1988

Released in United States February 1988

Released in United States October 1988

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 24-September 4, 1988.

Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 1988.

Shown at International Flanders Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium (competing) October 12-22, 1988.

Began shooting July 28, 1986.

Released in United States Fall September 23, 1988

Released in United States September 30, 1988 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video April 20, 1989

Released in United States 1988 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 24-September 4, 1988.)

Released in United States February 1988 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 1988.)

Released in United States October 1988 (Shown at International Flanders Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium (competing) October 12-22, 1988.)