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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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Roget (as Miguell Ferrer)
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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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Trivia

Cast-members Miguel Ferrer and Kurtwood Smith would later both appear together in RoboCop (1987). See more »

Goofs

Rip Torn's character Sheriff Well's shows Kristofferson's character Logan a picture of Wells and someone purportedly Logan's father, suggesting they came up in their careers about the same time. Rip Torn was born in 1931 and Kristofferson was born in 1936, so they are only 5 years apart. See more »

Quotes

Carson: You think you've beaten the political system because you're hiding out at the bottom of it.
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Referenced in The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) See more »

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Who's That Memory in Your Eyes
Written by Scott Richardson
Performed by Scott Richardson and The Gems
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Bizarre, confusing, but well worth watching
2 January 2001 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie when it first came out in 1984, and was frankly lost. But several years ago I found it on video and bought it. After seeing it all over again, I now understand it.

This movie is very similar in some ways to The Sixth Sense. There were lots of plot items sitting in the open, but you never see them. Clues and hints are dropped constantly into this movie. And at the end, is where they are all suddenly brought together.

I do not compare this to Sixth Sense for quality, but it is worth seeing in my opinion. Expecially if you are one of the JFK conspiracy nuts. There is enough information in this movie alone to give Oliver Stone 4 or 5 more movies.


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