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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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31 August 1984 (USA)  »

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One of two 1984 cinema movies starring actor-singer Kris Kristofferson that were first released in that year. The two theatrical feature films, which both had one word titles, were Flashpoint (1984) and Songwriter (1984). See more »

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When the old jeep is being hoisted by a crane you can see its tires appear to be full and in reasonably good shape, as opposed to the rest of the vehicle. After 20 years they should be totally deflated and rotted, even in a desert. See more »

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Bobby: You're the only man I know who can screw up his own wet dream.
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Referenced in The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) See more »

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Flashpoint
Written by Scott Richardson
Performed by Scott Richardson and The Gems
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Flashpoint rare unseen gem
3 May 2004 | by (california) – See all my reviews

William Tanner makes a very memorable and enjoyable flick with "Flashpoint". Good premise Treat Williams and Kris play two border portral guards going nowhere (like many in California). They soon uncover a buried dead body and jeep but next to that they find a bundle of cash. It turns out the cash was the loot of a former crook now dead.

Kristofferson's character wants to cash in the money and get the hell out of town but Williams characters wants to investigate why this sap got killed. LOL It's a little far fetch but the last half hour make up for it.

I loved another depiction of the FBI as the oorrupt greedy corporation they are especially with the guy from Robocop playing a crooked agent.

Could have used more action but "Flashpoint" has good acting and a good soundtrack.


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