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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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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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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 »

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

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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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A refreshing change from the cop shows out there
23 October 2008 | by SeradanSee all my reviews

The basic premise is that they show the 'flashpoint' of a situation, a brief glimpse at a volatile situation. This teaser provides a context for the story telling that comes afterward as a depiction of the various events that led to the situation, and then goes to resolve the issue.

I really, really enjoy this show. Working in Toronto, I enjoy seeing some of the same places that I travel to in this show. The 'shades of grey' antagonists, the not quite impenetrable armour of the protagonists and the fact that there are unexpected twists to the stories makes for some great watching. Unlike some of the other shows, where you get into a "Oh, we're getting near the commercial, he's going to puke / crash / seize" routine, the show has managed to use believable twists and character development to surprise, despite the 'spoiler' that begins each show.

I sincerely hope that there are many seasons to come, and that it will continue to develop the characters and story lines behind them. Kudos to the wonderful cast for their great performances, and to a show based in Canada that doesn't look like it was crafted on a shoe string budget.


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