A break-in and sabotage attempt occurs at a top secret research institute and the culprit is cornered and captured. The problem is that he's been badly injured and claims to have lost his memory entirely. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between investigator Tuxan, the mystery intruder Welles and the people who sent him on the mission.Written by
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In 1968, Shashi Kapoor attempted to turn producer with a English movie. Satyajit Ray was to direct the film. It was titled "The Alien" , starring Shashi Kapoor in the lead. The finances did not work out. In 1981 the project was restarted. Satyajit Ray collaborated with a Hollywood producers Leonard M.Tillen and Roshani Engineer. The film would now be titled "The Avatar". It was about a UFO that lands in a tiny village in West Benegal and how the villagers react to it. A leading Hollywood actor was to star in the film. See more »
It is assumed that the saboteur has the secret data memorized in his brain, because he has seen it while copying it from a computer to tape reels. In reality, if you know what files you want, you can copy them on magnetic tape without studying their contents. This was also true in 1972. See more »
Just re-saw The Groundstar Conspiracy after some 20 something years. Always been a big fan of both George Peppard and Micheal Sarrazin, so I was looking forward to this flick. Somewhat out-dated today, but for 1972, it wasn't all that bad. There are twists and turns. Plots and subplots. Action, suspense, drama, and even a little romance thrown in. Humor, at least a few lines, would of helped a lot here. There is a nice surprise sort of ending. Clearly this is not a masterpiece of a cold war thriller like The Spy Who Can In From The Cold or The Ipcress File, but The Goundstar Conspiracy is a nice little entertaining film. George Peppard looked great here and Micheal Sarrazin was in his prime. It's not their best roles, but if you're a fan. it's a good way to spend a rainy night.
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