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Flashpoint (1984)

Two Texas border guards 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 ... See full summary »

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Two Texas border guards 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 info they find. Soon the Feds are running all over the place, and it looks like jeep maybe linked to the JFK assassination. But the Feds are trying to cover it up, and eliminate anyone involved with 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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Cast-members Miguel Ferrer and Kurtwood Smith would later both appear together in RoboCop (1987). 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 The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) See more »

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Flashpoint
Written by Scott Richardson
Performed by Scott Richardson and The Gems
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Feels like a TV movie
6 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

The quiet lives of a team of Border Patrol officers are very well depicted: they enjoy what they do and life isn't too difficult for our nice civil servants from Texas. But things change and it is tough to make strong decisions when you have settled in with your nice little habits.

Frankly, don't watch Flashpoint if you already know the basis for the premise. So don't watch it because how would you have heard of this HBO TV-movie from 1984 were it not for its premise? BTW the premise is heavily introduced in a dumb prologue and then nothing until it is heavily exposed in the dumb epilogue, so seriously, don't expect too much of it.

It could have been much better if all the chapter in the movie had been better connected. As such it is really difficult to root for the buddies since you have plenty of time to wonder about what they are doing.


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