Flashpoint (1984)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  19 April 1985 (Sweden)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Bobby Logan
Ernie Wyatt
Sheriff Wells
Roget (as Miguell Ferrer)
Roget's Date (as Ana Marie Auther)
Barry Davis ...
Sam Edelman ...
Van Driver


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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Release Date:

19 April 1985 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Die Grenzwölfe  »

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The film was made and released about eight years after its source novel by George LaFountaine, released in France under its French title of "Le Pétard recalcitrant", had been first published in 1976. See more »


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


Ernie: Like my Daddy always said, "If you can't get out of it, get into it."
Logan: I thought your daddy used to say, "If you can't fix it, fuck it."
Ernie: He said that, too.
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Referenced in Fast Forward (1985) See more »


Who's That Memory in Your Eyes
Written by Scott Richardson
Performed by Scott Richardson and The Gems
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I still love this movie

HBO movie that was shown on their network and also shown in theatres{at least in my area}.From the outset i think the story was both intriguing and thought provoking.Treat Williams does an excellent job as the disgruntled border patrol agent who is so fed up things that anything will set him off.The desert scenes were shot very well and the music from Tangerine Dream just goes exceptionally well throughout the picture.My only complaint is with the editing off the movie which was a few holes but i will give first-time director William Tannen a break there.Great ensemble of cast including Rip Torn who never dissapoints.The movie is peppered here and there with some pretty humorous moments which just add to the enjoyment of the film.I had been waiting for a dvd version to come out but i gave up recently and got the new vhs version which wasn't too bad.

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