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Gunpowder (1987)

Country of Origin: UK
Year of Production: 1984
Running Times: 85 mins
Format: Rankcolor
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CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: Lazer
Producer: Maxine Julius
Associate Producers: David Ball, Rory H. MacLean

SCRIPT
Script: Rory H. MacLean

DIRECTION
Director: Norman J. Warren

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Alistair Cameron

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: Maxine Julius

MUSIC
Music: Jeffrey Wood

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects: Ben Trumble

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Production Designer: Hayden Pearce

CAST
David Gillum (Gunn)
Martin Potter (Powder)
Gordon Jackson (Sir Anthony Phelps)
Anthony Schaeffer (Lovell)
David Miller (Dr Vache)
Debra Burton (Coffee Carradine)
Susan Rutherford (Penny Keynes)
Rachel Laurence (Miss Belt)

PLOT SUMMARY

The economies of the West are on the verge of collapse when someone starts selling large quantities of gold. Secret agents Gunn and Powder are sent in to investigate and discover that mad scientist Dr Vache is planning to bring the world to its knees by keeping gold in a liquid state.

AVAILABILITY

USA
Video Distributors: Artisan Entertainment; Movies Unlimited

TIMELINE

1984
November

19: UK - production begins

December
15: UK - production ends

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

Screen International no.506 (20 July 1985) p.6 (UK)
review

Variety 8 July 1987 p.11 (USA)
credits, review

KEYWORDS

gold, mad scientists, secret agents

 


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