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Flashpoint (1984)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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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Lambasino
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Hawthorne
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Amarillo
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Ellen
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Peterson
Ana Auther ...
Roget's Date (as Ana Marie Auther)
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Max
Sam Edelman ...
Van Driver
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Storyline

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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A wrecked jeep.... A skeleton.... A rifle... $800,000 dollars in cash


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19 April 1985 (Sweden)  »

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Die Grenzwölfe  »

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Trivia

When the director William Tannen hired Tangerine Dream to score "Flashpoint" he told them not to do the end title song because he had one he was using - "Sympathy For The Devil" by The Rolling Stones. Tangerine Dream said it was the perfect song to end the film with. They scored the entire film but this piece. The studio felt the song was too expensive and instead gave the assignment to an assistant who worked for one of the vice presidents. It was voted "worst" end title song for 1984 by Leonard Matlin, the film critic. See more »

Goofs

While supposedly in San Antonio-- mountains are clearly reflected in the windows of a store. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: You're the only man I know who can screw up his own wet dream.
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Referenced in The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Flashpoint
Written by Scott Richardson
Performed by Scott Richardson and The Gems
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User Reviews

 
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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