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Flashpoint (1984)

Two Texas border guards, a young hotshot and his older and more cynical partner, find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in ... See full summary »

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Two Texas border guards, a young hotshot and his older and more cynical partner, 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 cryptic info they've found on the dead driver. 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 who knows about the jeep. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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31 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Kris Kristofferson was offered the Chuck Norris role in Code of silence which was written by the same guys who wrote this film, but he turned it down. 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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[discussing two women]
Bobby: Which one do you want?
Ernie: The mean one.
Bobby: You're a sick man.
Ernie: You bet!
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Referenced in The Big Box: The Thirsty Dead (2010) 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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Flashpoint rare unseen gem

William Tanner makes a very memorable and enjoyable flick with "Flashpoint". Good premise Treat Williams and Kris play two border portral guards going nowhere (like many in California). They soon uncover a buried dead body and jeep but next to that they find a bundle of cash. It turns out the cash was the loot of a former crook now dead.

Kristofferson's character wants to cash in the money and get the hell out of town but Williams characters wants to investigate why this sap got killed. LOL It's a little far fetch but the last half hour make up for it.

I loved another depiction of the FBI as the oorrupt greedy corporation they are especially with the guy from Robocop playing a crooked agent.

Could have used more action but "Flashpoint" has good acting and a good soundtrack.


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