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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 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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When President Kennedy was assassinated, the evidence was buried. And someone - someone BIG - wants it to stay that way. Until two men stumble on a secret kept for 20 years, a secret which threatens to bury them... See more »


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31 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Die Grenzwölfe  »

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The movie's source novelist George LaFountaine had previously written a novel that had been filmed as Two-Minute Warning (1976) which had debuted in the same 1976 year that Flashpoint (1984)'s source novel had been first published. The source novel of Two-Minute Warning (1976) was known in France under its French title of "Un tueur dans la foule". See more »

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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 »

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Carson: You think you've beaten the political system because you're hiding out at the bottom of it.
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Referenced in Fast Forward (1985) See more »

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Flashpoint
Written by Scott Richardson
Performed by Scott Richardson and The Gems
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If this is still a free country?!...
25 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

I would like to contradict another citizen of the movie world about this movie. The plot is not childish, though it has a couple of holes in it (like events around the supporting male star), but it demands the viewer attention to details - a characteristic of a good cop. But the picture is about that, good cops - and showing, as in a western of the mid 70s, that all cowboys and cops are rotten, only in different ways. This grim view of society (a society built in the capitalist, Washingtonian way) is very boring, and stupid for many that prefer to view life as kinky, and prefer to assume the dollar bills are more clean then those 800,000 we see in a bag in the desert... If you have not seen plainclothes men (from Washington, Moscow, or Lisboa) acting like elephants in a China store, you would assume those actors were really bad. Learn more, please. The ending will be surprising and emotional for viewers attentive enough to discern the real plot behind the plot. It is all about the industrial-military complex taking over the lives of everybody in the USA, and reaching as far out as across the Atlantic, and even the Mediterranean, as the Kosovo War reminded us. A B-movie, yes! A bad movie, decidedly, passionately not. There are plenty of FLASHPOINT titles around, as if to confuse viewers on purpose. Would that be part of the conspiracy this movie is all about? :-)


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