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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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William Tannen
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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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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 »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Grenzwölfe 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

This was the first theatrical film produced by Home Box Office (in association with Silver Screen Partners). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bobby: You're the only man I know who can screw up his own wet dream.
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Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: Seven Doors of Death (2009) See more »

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Flashpoint
Written by Scott Richardson
Performed by Scott Richardson and The Gems
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I still love this movie
25 July 2002 | by cobrafunkSee all my reviews

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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