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Flashpoint 

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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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Storyline

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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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 »

Goofs

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

Connections

Referenced in Way Off Broadway: Where's Taz? (2012) See more »

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Flashpoint Theme
by Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner
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Glad to see Flashpoint is back on. . .missed it
9 July 2010 | by adelaidetaylorSee all my reviews

A breath of fresh air. I love action/police dramas, but most are so predictable you can guess what the characters are about to do or say. Flashpoint is an exception. I find it more original, very suspenseful, and occasionally quite moving. The consistently impressive teamwork and professional attitude of the characters may be a bit unrealistic, but it makes for tight drama and people you can really feel connected to. The ensemble acting is seamless and effective. I am also a fan of Canadian shows such as Da Vinci's Inquest and Cold Squad. It seems our neighbors to the north are quite adept at creating excellent dramas with well-developed, appealing characters, and original plot lines.


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