The missions and trials of a Toronto police tactical unit.
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 Ed Lane (75 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Sam Braddock (75 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Jules Callaghan (75 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Mike Scarlatti / ... (75 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Gregory Parker (75 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Kevin 'Wordy' Wordsworth (52 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Winnie Camden / ... (48 episodes, 2009-2012)
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When the Strategic Response Unit arrives, the rules change. The bad guy's caught - he just doesn't know it yet. The SRU, inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force, is a handpicked team of elite cops. High risk is their business and these men and women do it all: rescue hostages, bust gangs, defuse bombs. Talk down suicidal teens. Protect the Pope. They handle state-of-the-art weapons - sniper rifles, flash-bang grenades, tasers. They climb the sides of buildings. See through walls. But they're different from other SWAT teams. Because their arsenal also includes a gift for words. A knowledge of human intuition. An instinct for when it's time to negotiate - and when the 'solution' calls for something more. On the scene, they're in charge. No one knows their job better. SRU Constables outrank senior Inspectors - and the Inspectors don't like it. Regular uniforms grumble when pushed aside by the SRU 'prima donnas.' While secretly wishing they were in their place. It's a tough job. A job ... Written by Anonymous

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Based on the Emergency Task Force of the Toronto Police Service. Enrico Colantoni did the show because his brother was a 30-year veteran of the Toronto Police. See more »

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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Miley Cyrus/The Strokes (2011) See more »

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A sleek drama with a few wrinkles to start
12 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First impressions from the Pilot show "Flashpoint" to be a hybrid of special forces, hostage situations, lots of weapons and character study.

The show seems to have a lot of potential, even if the dialog is a bit rushed and difficult to understand for the average viewer who isn't used to the office lingo of the special forces team that handles these high stakes situations.

The team, led by Sarge (Enrico Colantoni of "Veronica Mars") and Ed Lane (Hugh Dillon) seem to gel well so far, but future episodes will tell if they can pull off the show's premise.

There is some humor, but the Pilot also sported multiple slow-mo shots of character interaction, and each of their reactions to the reality of their job.

A bit rushed in places, and jaunty, as any series premiere is expected to be - hopefully "Flashpoint" will find its stride as a sleek, cop drama with brains, edge and heart.


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