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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 »

Director:

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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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 believed in the law and their country. Because of that, someone wants them dead. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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

Gross USA:

$3,854,833
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kris Kristofferson was offered the Chuck Norris role in Code of silence which was written by the same guys who wrote this film, but he turned it down. See more »

Goofs

When Logan is ambushed by 3 Feds and after he kills first 2, the computer shows Carson's dot running away, but when the scene switches back he hasn't even got up from being shot yet much less moving away. It's several seconds later when he starts running. See more »

Quotes

[discussing two women]
Bobby: Which one do you want?
Ernie: The mean one.
Bobby: You're a sick man.
Ernie: You bet!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Who's That Memory in Your Eyes
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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