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Flashpoint: Season 1 (2008)

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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.

Cast

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
Xhemail Agaj
as Goran Tomasic
Henry Czerny
as Jack Swanson
Nicholas Campbell
as George Orston
Brenda Robins
as Hilary Strachan
Mpho Koaho
as Michael Jameson
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
Nola Auguston
as Mary Orston
Trevor Hayes
as Matt McDondrick
Simon Reynolds
as Tim Radda
Laurie Murdoch
as Mr. Krupchick
Sabrina Jalees
as Cassaundra
Daniel Karasik
as Cadet Torley
Kieran Gallant
as Security Guard
Asha Vijayasingham
as Bank Teller
Jonathan Purdon
as Mike West
Shane Daly
as Gary Kurlansky
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 (11) | Top Critics (9)

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

July 11, 2008 | Full Review…
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

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…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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

July 11, 2008 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
Top Critic

It's not terrible, not great, just sort of so-so.

July 11, 2008 | Full Review…
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Flashpoint works through the distress and damage it lays out here. Now, if it can just figure a way beyond the scary perp cliches.

July 11, 2008 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
PopMatters

If it had something truly new or provocative to say about such matters, the essential redundancy of Flashpoint could be overlooked--but it doesn't, and so it can't.

July 11, 2008 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

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