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Flashpoint (1984)

Two Texas border guards, a young hotshot and his older and more cynical partner, find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in ... See full summary »


William Tannen




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Bobby Logan
Treat Williams ... Ernie Wyatt
Rip Torn ... Sheriff Wells
Kevin Conway ... Brook
Kurtwood Smith ... Carson
Miguel Ferrer ... Roget (as Miguell Ferrer)
Jean Smart ... Doris
Guy Boyd ... Lambasino
Mark Slade ... Hawthorne
Roberts Blossom ... Amarillo
Tess Harper ... Ellen
Terry Alexander ... Peterson
Ana Auther ... Roget's Date (as Ana Marie Auther)
Barry Davis Barry Davis ... Max
Sam Edelman Sam Edelman ... Van Driver


Two Texas border guards, a young hotshot and his older and more cynical partner, 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 cryptic info they've found on the dead driver. Soon, the Feds are running all over the place, and it looks like the jeep may be linked to the JFK assassination. But the Feds are trying to cover it up, and eliminate anyone who knows about the jeep. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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They drink together. Work together. Party together. They live for trouble. Now they've uncovered a secret and their troubles are just beginning. See more »


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Did You Know?


Stars Treat Williams and Kris Kristofferson would later both appear in Deadfall (2012) around twenty-eight years later. See more »


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 »


Doris: Are you here to sell us tickets to the Policemen's Ball or something?
Logan: We're with the Border Patrol, ma'am. We don't have any balls.
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Referenced in The Big Box: The House of the Devil (2010) See more »


Who's That Memory in Your Eyes
Written by Scott Richardson
Performed by Scott Richardson and The Gems
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If this is still a free country?!...
25 July 1999 | by Artemis-9See all my reviews

I would like to contradict another citizen of the movie world about this movie. The plot is not childish, though it has a couple of holes in it (like events around the supporting male star), but it demands the viewer attention to details - a characteristic of a good cop. But the picture is about that, good cops - and showing, as in a western of the mid 70s, that all cowboys and cops are rotten, only in different ways. This grim view of society (a society built in the capitalist, Washingtonian way) is very boring, and stupid for many that prefer to view life as kinky, and prefer to assume the dollar bills are more clean then those 800,000 we see in a bag in the desert... If you have not seen plainclothes men (from Washington, Moscow, or Lisboa) acting like elephants in a China store, you would assume those actors were really bad. Learn more, please. The ending will be surprising and emotional for viewers attentive enough to discern the real plot behind the plot. It is all about the industrial-military complex taking over the lives of everybody in the USA, and reaching as far out as across the Atlantic, and even the Mediterranean, as the Kosovo War reminded us. A B-movie, yes! A bad movie, decidedly, passionately not. There are plenty of FLASHPOINT titles around, as if to confuse viewers on purpose. Would that be part of the conspiracy this movie is all about? :-)

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Release Date:

31 August 1984 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,916,222, 3 September 1984

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1.85 : 1
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