Flashpoint (1984)

flashpoint“You think you’ve beaten the political system because you’re hiding out at the bottom of it.” – Carson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Jun 2015)

Brief Synopsis – After finding an abandoned jeep in the desert with a skeleton and a bag of money, two border patrol officers get involved in a conspiracy that could cost them their lives.

My Take on it –  I really enjoyed the premise of this movie, but I feel I would have enjoyed it even more had I not known certain information before watching it, so I hope to not give anything away in this review.

Kris Kristofferson and Treat Williams are both very good here as Border Patrol officers trying to get by day-by-day on the job and night by night by having fun.  Because of their carefree lifestyles, they run into a dilemma when they come across a crashed jeep in the desert with a skeleton and a bag of money.

From here, they seem to get involved in a very sinister conspiracy which starts to snowball into weird things happening around them.

Kurtwood Smith and Miguel Ferrer are both in this movie in small but important parts (they both have much more hair than we are use to) and it was interesting to see them pop up.

The plot is very good and enjoyable to watch unfold.

I found this interesting to learn that this is the first HBO movie to ever be released theatrically.

Bottom Line – Very interesting premise that was completely spoiled for me before seeing this. I think it would have been better not knowing. Kristofferson and Williams are great here. It was nice seeing familiar faces Smith and Ferrer (both with more hair) in small but pivotal roles. The plot is really done well. First ever HBO movie released theatrically. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This was the first theatrical film produced by Home Box Office (in association with Silver Screen Partners). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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