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Flashpoint (1984)



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Movie Info

Bob Logan (Kris Kristofferson) and Ernie Wyatt (Treat Williams) are freewheeling U.S. border patrol officers in a tiny Texas town. Though they're "oil and water" in terms of personality, they're a dynamite team on the job. Coming across a million dollars in stolen money, their relationship threatens to unravel. Upright Wyatt is all for turning in the money, but Logan has other ideas. Soon, however, they're reunited against several common enemies, including a team of overzealous FBI agents. Flashpoint is based on a novel by George La Founteine.


Rip Torn
as Sheriff
Guy Boyd
as Lambasmino
Mark Slade
as Hawthorne
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Critic Reviews for Flashpoint

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (9)

"Flashpoint" is such a good thriller for so much of its length that it's kind of a betrayal when the ending falls apart.

April 15, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Mr. Tannen's strength is his ability to grab his audience's interest quickly and to hold on to it, even by the most superficial means. Even when the movie doesn't entirely make sense, it manages to be effective.

April 15, 2021 | Full Review…

Suffice it to note that the movie leaves you feeling vaguely unsatisfied, as though the teller had switched the story of his fireside yarn before the Showdown at the OK Corral.

April 15, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Flashpoint is the first feature film by William Tannen, veteran TV commercial director, and his inexperience working with actors and plot shows.

April 15, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Just sit tight. It'll turn up on cable soon enough.

April 15, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There isn't even one riveting minute of film here.

April 15, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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