Flashpoint (2008–2012)
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When an enraged gunman takes a hostage in a public square, the team must take drastic action and deal with the consequences.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Akin ...
Commander Norm Holleran
Sally LaFlamme
Sophie Lane
Bill MacDonald ...


Ed Lane, the crack sniper of a Canadian Metropolitan police force's Strategic Response Unit (SWAT), is a workaholic, who prefers retirement parties to family events, such as teenage son Clark's birthday concert performance. Today, he has to aim at Goran Tomasic, whose wife Marta taunted him till he killed her and went berserk, taking a bystander hostage yo escape arrest. Ed decides alone what to do when Goran's adult son Petar runs to him. That same day arrives young Royal Army veteran Sam Braddock, the unit's newest member. Written by KGF Vissers

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11 July 2008 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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The fictional Strategic Response Unit (SRU) on this show is based on Toronto's Emergency Task Force (ETF) Unit. The ETF, like the SRU, is a SWAT Team whose first goal is to talk down a situation before using tactical or lethal options. See more »


Dr. Amanda Luria: I know. You're fine. You did a great job out there but you need somebody to talk to. It's strictly confidential.
Ed Lane: Doc, if you want a date, just ask.
Dr. Amanda Luria: You know what? Screw it! I forgot who I was talking to for a minute. You're not that guy. You're not going to wonder if you did the right thing. You're not going have any sleepless nights, flashbacks, memory loss, time distortions. You're not gonna feel alone, feel guilty, feel guilty about not feeling guilty. That's what happens to other people. ...
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Cops not only preserve social order,but also serve civilians

I used to think that all what the police should do is maintain stability of the society.But after watching this series ,I have changed my mind.

When I first heard about Flashpoint ,I just think it would like to be a traditional commercial TV series which is full of violence or professional tactics just like the game(though there is no connection between them.but the game define the word 'Flashpoint' someway in my mind),and only tells the stories in SRU's shoes.And then I found I'm totally wrong.I got the new definition of 'flashpoint' & 'police '.

Every episode shocked me and I cannot hold back my tears.Not only the police,but also the cleaner,the doctor,the patient ,the psychologist and even the robber are all common people with real emotion and stories. SRU is not a country's force simply.The real character of it is an institution which uphold the social justice and the law and they serve the civilians ,not the rulers or the Special Interest Groups.

Cops are also fathers,mothers,sons and daughters.But sadly ,in my country,they are the government's and the dictators' force to put down our reasonable demonstrations and they serve interests and money merely.

Good TV series!Excellent!

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