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Flashpoint (1984)

Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. They decide to keep the money, but quietly check up ... See full summary »

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Bobby Logan
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Ernie Wyatt
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Sheriff Wells
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Brook
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Carson
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Roget (as Miguell Ferrer)
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Doris
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Roget's Date (as Ana Marie Auther)
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Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. They decide to keep the money, but quietly check up on the info they find. Soon the Feds are running all over the place, and it looks like jeep maybe linked to the JFK assassination. But the Feds are trying to cover it up, and eliminate anyone involved with the jeep. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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31 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Die Grenzwölfe  »

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This motion picture's opening title cards states "1963", and then after this sequence during this time, the second opening title card is "1984", the latter being the time period in which the rest of the picture is set. See more »

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When Wyatt is supposed to be in the airplane that crashes, there is never a splash in the pond prior to the crash. See more »

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[discussing two women]
Bobby: Which one do you want?
Ernie: The mean one.
Bobby: You're a sick man.
Ernie: You bet!
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Referenced in The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) See more »

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Flashpoint
Written by Scott Richardson
Performed by Scott Richardson and The Gems
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Compelling mystery and suspense with big scenery
26 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

For whatever reason this movie is one of my favorites. I like movies more for their overall atmosphere than any plot particulars, and this delivers those rare ingredients.

There's something intangible about the southwestern locations and the border patrol lifestyle that creates a mood not found in many films. The big desert vistas contrast well with the daily routines and grim duties of the characters.

I think "Flashpoint" is in a similar class with "Breakdown," where roller-coaster events keep unfolding and remain unpredictable until the very end. It may be somewhat obscure but I wouldn't call it a "B movie" by any means.


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