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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
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Roget's Date (as Ana Marie Auther)
Barry Davis ...
Max
Sam Edelman ...
Van Driver
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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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jeep | money | skeleton | rifle | desert | See All (73) »

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


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19 April 1985 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

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

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 »

Quotes

Doris: Are you here to sell us tickets to the Policemen's Ball or something?
Logan: We're with the Border Patrol, ma'am. We don't have any balls.
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Referenced in The Big Box: Seven Doors of Death (2009) See more »

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Flashpoint
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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