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Bobby Logan
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Brook
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Carson
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Hawthorne
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Peterson
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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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They drink together. Work together. Party together. They live for trouble. Now they've uncovered a secret and their troubles are just beginning. See more »


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31 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Some movie posters for the film featured a long blurb that read: "They drink together. Work together. Party together. They live for trouble. Now they've uncovered a secret and their troubles are just beginning." See more »

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When Logan is ambushed by 3 Feds and after he kills first 2, the computer shows Carson's dot running away, but when the scene switches back he hasn't even got up from being shot yet much less moving away. It's several seconds later when he starts running. See more »

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Bobby: You're the only man I know who can screw up his own wet dream.
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$800,000 found in the desert leads to Dallas and Nov. 23, 1963
1 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Flashpoint" is a nifty movie and neo-noir, featuring Kris Kristofferson and Treat Williams as two border patrol agents and Kurtwood Smith as their shadowy Washington nemesis. After Kristofferson stumbles upon a rusted out jeep buried in the sand near the Mexican border and finds $800,000 in it and a scoped rifle, Williams agrees to adopting the money as their own but only if no one else has a valid claim on it. That involves a bit of investigation, using some skimpy leads found on the skeleton of the jeep's driver. That's when their troubles begin as some men from Washington in black suits wearing guns who have authority and priority suddenly appear and take more than a casual interest. Kristofferson and Williams have no idea what's going on but the pieces gradually fall into place. They get a small assist from two gals that provide a romantic interest too (Tess Harper and Jean Smart). Rip Torn, who knew Kristofferson's dad, has two good and important scenes. It's not all peaches and cream in this solid and well-paced conspiracy thriller. The photography around Tucson and the Sonoran Desert adds greatly to the tale.


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