American Playhouse: Season 5, Episode 11

A Flash of Green (21 Apr. 1986)

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Local reporter gets involved with corrupt county commissioner.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Wing
Kat Hubble
Elmo Bliss
Brian Haas
Joan Goodfellow ...
Jean De Baer ...
Jackie Halley
Helen Stenborg ...
Aunt Middy
William Mooney ...
Leroy Shannard
Isa Thomas ...
Doris Rohl
Bob Murch ...
Dial Sinnat
Ross Halley
Nan Haas
Bob L. Harris ...
Borklund (as Bob Harris)
Nancy Griggs ...
Nat Sinnat
Linda Lee Larsen ...
Sally Ann Lesser


Local reporter gets involved with corrupt county commissioner.

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Best John D. MacDonald adaptation
17 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think I've read all the John D. MacDonald books. It's been years. I might even start reading them over again. Such a guilty pleasure. MacDonald's pre-politically correct philosophy really gives you the flavor of an era. I love this film adaptation. Richard Jordan makes the perfect MacDonald villain, Blair Brown the ideal MacDonald wholesome love interest. And Harris in the lead made me a lifelong fan. Some years back it was screened at our local Museum of Photographic Arts. The print wasn't in great shape then. I own an old grainy copy of Flash of Green on VHS but no longer have a VHS player. Please, somebody, let's get this fine film on Blue Ray/DVD. I'd love to watch it again. There's so much junk available on DVD that it breaks my heart to think of a really satisfying film moldering away somewhere.

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