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The missions and trials of a Toronto police tactical unit.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Hugh Dillon ...  Ed Lane 75 episodes, 2008-2012
Amy Jo Johnson ...  Julianna 'Jules' Callaghan 75 episodes, 2008-2012
David Paetkau ...  Sam Braddock 75 episodes, 2008-2012
Sergio Di Zio ...  Michelangelo 'Spike' Scarlatti 75 episodes, 2008-2012
Enrico Colantoni ...  Sgt. Gregory Parker 75 episodes, 2008-2012
Michael Cram ...  Kevin 'Wordy' Wordsworth 52 episodes, 2008-2012
Tattiawna Jones ...  Winnie / ... 51 episodes, 2009-2012
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When the Strategic Response Unit arrives, the rules change. The bad guy's caught - he just doesn't know it yet. The SRU, inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force, is a handpicked team of elite cops. High risk is their business and these men and women do it all: rescue hostages, bust gangs, defuse bombs. Talk down suicidal teens. Protect the Pope. They handle state-of-the-art weapons - sniper rifles, flash-bang grenades, tasers. They climb the sides of buildings. See through walls. But they're different from other SWAT teams. Because their arsenal also includes a gift for words. A knowledge of human intuition. An instinct for when it's time to negotiate - and when the 'solution' calls for something more. On the scene, they're in charge. No one knows their job better. SRU Constables outrank senior Inspectors - and the Inspectors don't like it. Regular uniforms grumble when pushed aside by the SRU 'prima donnas.' While secretly wishing they were in their place. It's a tough job. A job ... Written by Anonymous

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CBS [United States] | CTV [Canada] | See more »

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Critical Incident See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Team whose first goal is to talk down a situation before using tactical or lethal options. See more »

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Personnel constantly refer to themselves and others as Officer. The correct rank is Constable. See more »

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Flashpoint Theme
by Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner
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Perps are people too.
20 July 2008 | by ru486See all my reviews

Wow, a cop show without perps. A TV drama with guns and not 'necessary' evil. Moral, caring cops with emotional consequences. Explosions, when all else fails.

I like 'The Unit' (also on CBS) when it addresses the egregious use of force needed to defend against force and the guilt that comes from fighting evil with evil actions. They have their moments of destruction far from home and leave the guilt for later (when they are home). Flashpoint takes place down the street. In your office building or mall. The consequences of action or inaction are to be replayed in their mind, home, community and above all on TV. And despite the preparations our heroes take, it just doesn't assuage the situations that go tits up.

This show is grounded in moral motives that will pierce the heart of it's viewers. Let the Rambo's have their shows, and let us tread the thin, ever moving and twisting thin blue line of Flashpoint. In the show's own words, "We're not here to target practice, we're here to save lives".


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