Ground Zero (1987) – Cold War In The Outback

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One way to write a good screenplay is to use historical facts for your plot and then jazz it up with some fiction. Ground Zero really doesn’t need “jazzing up” as the original source material is horrific in it’s own right but with a tweak here and there this 80’s Australian film casts a thrilling story. It also scores big points for a collection of amazing imagery which give the outback set pieces a science fiction movie feel. Continue reading “Ground Zero (1987) – Cold War In The Outback”

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Gumshoe (1971)

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This sounded incredible from the description and I pushed it up my “to watch list” and stuck it on the box last night.

Nightclub bingo caller and standup comedian, if he can get some stage time, also dreams up the idea of being a private eye detective. Starring Albert Finney as Eddie Ginley, he puts an advert in the paper and receives his first job, a mysterious package from The Fat Man, filled with cash, photos, addresses and a gun!

Tagline – Ginley’s a gumshoe. Ginley’s got guts. Ginley’s got a gun.

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Executive Action (1973)

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Conspiracy has followed me over the years, with a lot rumours surfacing back in the 80’s that Michael Landon was in fact my Dad. What people didn’t realise was that Landon from Little House On The Prairie fame had once played the part of Tony Rivers in a film called I Was A Teenage Werewolf. Continue reading “Executive Action (1973)”