Last updated
Directed byDavid Mitchell
Produced by Damian Lee
David Mitchell
Written byDamian Lee
David Mitchell
StarringMichael Copeman
Paul Coufos
Pete Dempster
Michael Ironside
Margaret Langrick
William Sanderson
Music byJohn Cascella
CinematographyCurtis Petersen
Edited byReid Dennison
Distributed by Cineplex-Odeon Films
Rose & Ruby Productions
Release date
May, 1989
September 1, 1989 (USA)
Running time
92 mim.
CountryUnited States, Canada

Thunderground is a 1989 action film directed by David Mitchell and starring Michael Copeman, Paul Coufos, Pete Dempster, Michael Ironside, Margaret Langrick, and William Sanderson.


Plot summary

A con-artist meets a tough fighter and sees him as her ticket to a better life. The two make an agreement and head off to New Orleans to arrange a match with "the man" - the mysterious king of bare-knuckled boxing. There are no rules for this man wins when the other dies.


Related Research Articles

Edward the Exile son of King Edmund Ironside and of Ealdgyth

Edward the Exile, also called Edward Ætheling, was the son of King Edmund Ironside and of Ealdgyth. He spent most of his life in exile in the Kingdom of Hungary following the defeat of his father by Cnut the Great.

Michael Ironside Canadian actor, producer, screenwriter, director, editor and playwright

Frederick Reginald Ironside, known as Michael Ironside, is a Canadian actor. He has worked as a voice actor, producer, film director, and screenwriter in movie and television series in various Canadian and American productions. He is best known for playing villains and "tough guy" heroes, though he has also portrayed sympathetic characters. Ironside is a method actor, who stays in character between filming scenes.

<i>My American Cousin</i> 1985 film by Sandy Wilson

My American Cousin is a Canadian drama film, released in 1985. Written and directed by Sandy Wilson based on her own childhood, the film stars Margaret Langrick as Sandy Wilcox, a preteen girl growing up on a ranch in rural Penticton, British Columbia in the late 1950s. Sandy's longing to be treated as an adult is roused even further when her older American cousin Butch Walker comes for a visit. The cast also includes Richard Donat, Jane Mortifee, Babz Chula and Camille Henderson.

Nigel Richard Patton Dempster was a British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist. Best known for his celebrity gossip columns in newspapers, his work appeared in the Daily Express and Daily Mail and also in Private Eye magazine. At his death, the editor of the Daily Mail Paul Dacre was reported as saying: "His scoops were the stuff of legend and his zest for life inexhaustible".

Camp Wilder is an American television sitcom which aired on ABC from September 18, 1992 until February 26, 1993. The premise centered on a young woman who opens up her home to the friends of her younger siblings, who sought it as judgment-free "hangout", and who regularly went to her for advice. The series was created by Matthew Carlson, and produced by a.k.a. Productions in association with Capital Cities Entertainment.

Sydney Copeman British doctor

Sydney Arthur Monckton Copeman K.St.J FRS FRCP was a British medical doctor and senior medical officer in the Ministry of Health.

<i>Alfred Hitchcock Presents</i> (1985 TV series) American anthology series which started airing in 1985

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, sometimes called The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents, is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1985 to 1986, and on the USA Network from 1987 to 1989. The series is an updated version of the 1955 series of the same name.

<i>Isnt Life Wonderful</i> 1924 film by D. W. Griffith

Isn't Life Wonderful (1924) is a silent film directed by D. W. Griffith for his company D. W. Griffith Productions, and distributed by United Artists. It was based on the novel by Geoffrey Moss and it went under the alternative title Dawn.

Donald Woods (actor) Canadian-born American film and television actor

Donald Woods was a Canadian-American film and television actor whose career in Hollywood spanned six decades.

Margaret Langrick is a Canadian writer and retired actress. She is now known as Maggie Langrick and is the President and Publisher of LifeTree Media Ltd.

<i>Food of the Gods II</i> 1989 film by Damian Lee

Food of the Gods II, sometimes referred to as Gnaw: Food of the Gods II as well as Food of the Gods Part 2, is a 1989 film that is a very loose sequel to the 1976 Bert I. Gordon film based on H.G. Wells' novel, The Food of the Gods. It is a sequel in name only, as its plot bears no relation to the 1976 film.

<i>Cheer Boys Cheer</i> 1939 film by Walter Forde

Cheer Boys Cheer is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Walter Forde and starring Nova Pilbeam, Edmund Gwenn, Jimmy O'Dea, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott and Peter Coke.

<i>Smackwater Jack</i> 1971 studio album by Quincy Jones

Smackwater Jack is a 1971 studio album by Quincy Jones. Tracks include the theme music to Ironside and The Bill Cosby Show.

American Nightmare is a 1983 Canadian neo-noir crime slasher film directed by Don McBrearty and written by John Sheppard, based on a story by John Gault and Steven Blake. It stars Lawrence S. Day, Lora Staley, Tom Harvey, and Neil Dainard, with appearances by Michael Ironside and Lenore Zann. It tells the story of a pianist investigating the disappearance of his estranged sister in an urban decadence as a serial killer targets prostitutes.

<i>The Case Against Brooklyn</i> 1958 film by Paul Wendkos

The Case Against Brooklyn is a 1958 film noir crime film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Darren McGavin and Margaret Hayes. It was based on a True Magazine article I Broke the Brooklyn Graft Scandal by crime reporter Ed Reid. It featured depictions of American police corruption though no police officer in uniform is shown to be corrupt.


Langriville is a civil parish in Lincolnshire, England, about 5 miles (8.0 km) north west of the town of Boston on the B1192, and on the banks of the River Witham.

<i>Flesh and Blood</i> (1951 film) 1951 film by Anthony Kimmins

Flesh and Blood is a 1951 British drama film with Richard Todd in a dual role. Based upon the play A Sleeping Clergyman by James Bridie, it tells the story of three generations of the Scottish Cameron family, with its various conflicts and romances.

Cold Comfort is a Canadian psychological thriller film, released in 1989. The film was written by Richard Beattie and Elliot L. Sims based on the play by James Garrard, and directed by Vic Sarin. The film's cast also includes Jayne Eastwood, Ted Follows, Richard Fitch and Grant Roll.

The Convent is a 2018 British horror film written by Paul Hyett and Conal Palmer, and directed by Hyett. The pair previously collaborated on the 2012 film The Seasoning House.

<i>Last Man Standing</i> (1987 film) 1987 film by Damian Lee

Last Man Standing is a 1987 action/horror film directed by Damian Lee.