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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Bobby Logan
Treat Williams ... Ernie Wyatt
Rip Torn ... Sheriff Wells
Kevin Conway ... Brook
Kurtwood Smith ... Carson
Miguel Ferrer ... Roget (as Miguell Ferrer)
Jean Smart ... Doris
Guy Boyd ... Lambasino
Mark Slade ... Hawthorne
Roberts Blossom ... Amarillo
Tess Harper ... Ellen
Terry Alexander ... Peterson
Ana Auther ... Roget's Date (as Ana Marie Auther)
Barry Davis Barry Davis ... Max
Sam Edelman Sam Edelman ... Van Driver
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Storyline

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 the jeep may be 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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Suppose they found the other killer See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flashpoint See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,916,222, 3 September 1984

Gross USA:

$3,854,833

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,854,833
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cast-members Miguel Ferrer and Kurtwood Smith would later both appear together in RoboCop (1987). 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

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 Barry: The Show Must Go On, Probably? (2019) 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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A Suspenseful Adventure Enhanced by the Music of Tangerine Dream
5 September 2003 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Bobby Logan (Kris Kristofferson) and Ernie Wyatt (Treat Williams) are Texas border officers working in the area of San Antonio. They both are threatened of loosing their jobs due to the utilization of a type of underground radars to locate illegal immigrants from Mexico. One day, Bobby finds a buried 1962 jeep, with a skeleton, a rifle and a wallet with US$ 800,000.00 (in 1984 – it was lots of money) in bills of 1962 and 1963 and shares this discover with his pal Ernie. These findings will jeopardize their lives, and this situation will long until the last scene of this suspenseful movie. A great thriller and adventure, that has traces of `The X-Files', with a mystery and conspiracy in the government without a conclusive end. Further, this movie is extremely enhanced by the music of Tangerine Dream. My vote is seven.


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