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Flashpoint: Season 1 (2008)




Critic Consensus: Despite its novel setting, Flashpoint is a decent but uninspired police procedural that fails to provide much depth to its SWAT team's characters.


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The debut season of "Flashpoint" follows the stressful lives of various members of the Strategic Response Unit, a specialized section of Canadian police force who specialize in difficult situations such as hostage negotiating and bomb clearing. Over the course of the season the team deals with many life-threatening situations including a hostage situation at a hospital, protecting a man Chilean protesters want punished, and isolating a sniper who goes on a shooting spree at city hall.


Enrico Colantoni
as Gregory Parker
Hugh Dillon
as Ed Lane
Amy Jo Johnson
as Jules Callaghan
David Paetkau
as Sam Braddock
Michael Cram
as Kevin Wordsworth
Sergio Di Zio
as Mike Scarlatti
Nicholas Campbell
as George Orston
Brenda Robins
as Hilary Strachan
Mpho Koaho
as Michael Jameson
Xhemail Agaj
as Goran Tomasic
Henry Czerny
as Jack Swanson
Marnie Robinson
as Shelley Wordsworth
Chandra West
as Rebecca Kessfield
Shauna MacDonald
as Ruth Skellar
Jeff Seymour
as Dan Cheznik
Danijel Mandic
as Petar Tomasic
Jordan Todosey
as Phoebe Swanson
Andrew Gillies
as Rolland Strachan Sr.
Dragana Vargi
as Marta Tomasic
Kenneth Mitchell
as Pete Fitzhaven
Landon Liboiron
as Simon Strachan
Matt Gordon
as Frank McAndrew
Ana Golja
as Young Penny
Meredith Henderson
as Sadie Fitzhaven
Tyler Hynes
as RJ Strachan
Tom Barnett
as Blair Kawalski
Bill MacDonald
as Inspector Stanto
Trevor Hayes
as Matt McDondrick
Simon Reynolds
as Tim Radda
Nola Auguston
as Mary Orston
Daniel Karasik
as Cadet Torley
Laurie Murdoch
as Mr. Krupchick
Sabrina Jalees
as Cassaundra
Kieran Gallant
as Security Guard
Jonathan Purdon
as Mike West
Shane Daly
as Gary Kurlansky
Asha Vijayasingham
as Bank Teller
Kent Staines
as Headmaster Polson
Judy Sinclair
as Old Lady
Kelly Fanson
as Sarah West
Steve Carey
as Rookie Cop
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Critic Reviews for Flashpoint: Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (10)

The "Flashpoint" pilot is competent, but very retro and fairly dull.

July 11, 2008 | Full Review…

It is nonetheless merely re-creating crime-series moves we've all seen many times before, with only the faintest afterimage of originality.

July 11, 2008 | Full Review…

It's more nuanced than the average cop drama, and for that reason, more intriguing.

July 11, 2008 | Full Review…

Rather than sticking to visual drama and suspense, the show attempts to tell the back stories that impact the actions of the cops as well as the offenders. The result is a more cerebral take on the standard police drama.

October 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It seems to have a lot of potential, with a solid cast, decent dialogue and some great tension.

October 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It was a show that proved there was an American audience hungry for something different. While Flashpoint wasn't new in concept, it was new in execution.

July 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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