A Week In Film #276: Getting ridiculous

Flashpoint title screen
Flashpoint
Really rather good hidden gem from 1984, with Kris Kristofferson and Treat Williams a pair of underachieving Texas Border Patrol agents who accidentally happen upon evidence of a major political conspiracy. Deftly weaves in a number of sub-plots which may or may not be related to the main thread, which together add some flesh to the bones; and there’s strong back up from the likes of Rip Torn and Jose Ferrer.

A quick look through the resumé of director William Tannen indicates he was something of a journeyman (no shame in that) and that this was the creative pinnacle of his career. Definitely worth a look.

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