American Playhouse (1981– )
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A Flash of Green 

Local reporter gets involved with corrupt county commissioner.


Victor Nunez


John D. MacDonald (novel), Victor Nunez
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Harris ... Jimmy Wing
Blair Brown ... Kat Hubble
Richard Jordan ... Elmo Bliss
George Coe ... Brian Haas
Joan Goodfellow ... Mitchie
Jean De Baer Jean De Baer ... Jackie Halley
Helen Stenborg ... Aunt Middy
William Mooney William Mooney ... Leroy Shannard
Isa Thomas Isa Thomas ... Doris Rohl
Bob Murch Bob Murch ... Dial Sinnat
John Glover ... Ross Halley
Joan MacIntosh ... Nan Haas
Bob L. Harris Bob L. Harris ... Borklund (as Bob Harris)
Nancy Griggs Nancy Griggs ... Nat Sinnat
Linda Lee Larsen Linda Lee Larsen ... Sally Ann Lesser


Local reporter gets involved with corrupt county commissioner.

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Release Date:

21 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vihreä salama See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Myers, Florida, USA

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Production Co:

American Playhouse See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Gorgeous Film With Fine Performances - Why No Release?
8 February 2015 | by harknesspeter-234-483324See all my reviews

For many years I treasured my 4:3 VHS copy of this film, assuming it had been photographed on 16mm on a very low budget. As it turns out this is not the case. Two years ago this film appeared on Netflix Instant in HD. It was available for about six weeks before disappearing without a trace. I watched it in full, stunned to see a gorgeously photographed 35mm film in crystal clear widescreen. One of the things you cannot appreciate when watching the VHS copy is the stellar art direction and costume design. The lush pastel colors, the swampy Florida locations, the 1950s cars, the grimy office interiors. It's all vividly presented. I wish the company or persons sitting on that HD copy would release it on bluray or put it back up somewhere for a while. This film is one of those lost 1980s films that deserves a wide release.

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