|Directed by||Peter Markle|
|Produced by||Martin Sheen|
William R. Greenblatt
|Written by||Howard L. Rosenberg and T. S. Cook|
|Music by||Peter Bernstein|
|Cinematography||Ronald Víctor García|
|Edited by||Stephen E. Rivkin|
|Distributed by||Turner Home Entertainment|
Nightbreaker (also known as Advance to Ground Zero in the United Kingdom) is a 1989 television film starring Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Joe Pantoliano and Lea Thompson. Originally chosen for production by Ted Turner, personally, to kick off his fledgling network, TNT. Nightbreaker won the Houston Film Festival grand prize and was a Cable Ace nominee for Best Picture in 1990. It also won the 1990 Writer's Guild Award for best Made for Television Movie.
Dr. Alexander Brown (played by Sheen in framing scenes and Estevez in flashbacks) reflects on his involvement in the exposure of American soldiers to radiation in the proving grounds in Nevada in the 1950s after he is approached by a man who is dying of cancer due to the tests.
- Martin Sheen as Alexander Brown (1980s)
- Emilio Estevez as Alexander Brown (1950s)
- Joe Pantoliano as Sergeant Jack Russell
- Lea Thompson as Sally Matthews
- Melinda Dillon as Paula Brown
- Paul Eiding as Roscoe Cummings
- Geoffrey Blake as Python
- James Marshall as Barney Immerman
- "Nightbreaker (1989)". BFI. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
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