Flashpoint

Flashpoint

  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.7  (16,508)

The Canadian dramatic series Flashpoint chronicles a specialized police team, called the Strategic Response Unit (SRU). The group deals with especially stressful circumstances, such as police standoffs, bomb scares or hostage situations. Based on the true events of the Toronto Police Emergency Task Force, the team deescalates these difficult situations by using mental tactics to talk the individuals out of their dangerous actions. They find additional information on the suspect through a variety of means, such as job history and talking to family members. The team uses the information to bring the person to their breaking point or flashpoint. The one-hour series tracks the team members through a variety of personal and professional situations. The series originally aired on CBS on July 11, 2008. During the fourth season, it transitioned to ION Television. Seasons one and three each had thirteen episodes; seasons two and four each had 18 episodes. The fifth season is scheduled to begin in October 2012, but this season marks the conclusion of the drama. The producers have slated 13 episodes for the final season. Sgt. Gregory Parker, played by Enrico Colantoni, acts as the team leader. One of the main story lines involves the emotionally charged, romantic relationship between Julianna Jules Callaghan, played by Amy Jo Johnson and Sam Braddock, played by David Paetkau. While company policy initially blocked their attempts to become closer, the couple eventually overcame those obstacles. Ed Lane, played by Hugh Dillon, Lou Lewis Young (Mark Taylor), Kevin Wordy Wordsworth (Michael Cram) and Mike Spike Scarlatti (Sergio DiZio) round out the team. The newest member of the group, Rafik 'Raf' Rousseau (Cle Bennett) was introduced in Season 4, episode 6. Another ongoing theme involves the decision of various members of the team to remain with the unit or transfer to other assignments.

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Seasons
Keep the Peace: Part 2
13. Keep the Peace: Part 2
December 31, 1969
Team One continues the hunt for a bomber at large as the squad splits up to deal with multiple bomb threats in a city already plunged into chaos.
Keep the Peace: Part 1
12. Keep the Peace: Part 1
December 31, 1969
The members of Team One face the most challenging call of their careers when a series of bombs tears the city apart.
Keep the Peace Part 1
12. Keep the Peace Part 1
December 6, 2012
Team One faces the most challenging call of their careers when a series of bombs tears the city apart.
Fit for Duty
11. Fit for Duty
January 22, 2013
Team One is called in when an armed and emotionally disturbed man takes refuge on a ferry after kidnapping his neighbor's baby.
A World of Their Own
10. A World of Their Own
January 15, 2013
Team One confronts a man who's desperate to protect his deaf nephew and the only place the boy has ever felt safe.
Lawmen
9. Lawmen
January 8, 2013
Parker and Ed's sons accompany Team One on a routine call. A shootout changes the situation though, complicating everything.
We Take Care of Our Own
8. We Take Care of Our Own
December 11, 2012
Ex-soldiers take over an armored truck carrying more than two million dollars.
Forget Oblivion
7. Forget Oblivion
December 4, 2012
A young man with a unusually amazing memory is abducted and forced to remember the specifications for a new "smart gun" in a high tech research facility.
Below the Surface
6. Below the Surface
November 27, 2012
A war breaks out between biker gangs and a bomb explodes in a suburban neighborhood. Team One tries to defuse a second bomb, and help a wounded informant.
Sons of the Father
5. Sons of the Father
December 31, 1969
Team One's efforts to save the life of a kidnapped woman depend largely on the abductor's brother, who harbors a dark family secret.
Eyes In
4. Eyes In
October 11, 2012
Team One discovers that they need to institute new security measures after a hacker infiltrates their computer system.
Run to Me
3. Run to Me
October 4, 2012
Team One believes they're stopping a robbery in progress, unaware that part of the teenage thieves' plan is to escape their cruel leader.
No Kind of Life
2. No Kind of Life
September 27, 2012
As Team One tries to rescue a kidnapped doctor, Sam realizes that being taken hostage may be the only way to save a child who needs medical attention.
Broken Peace
1. Broken Peace
September 20, 2012
Team One searches for an armed and abusive man who has tracked down his ex-wife, demanding to know where their daughter is.
Description

The Canadian dramatic series Flashpoint chronicles a specialized police team, called the Strategic Response Unit (SRU). The group deals with especially stressful circumstances, such as police standoffs, bomb scares or hostage situations. Based on the true events of the Toronto Police Emergency Task Force, the team deescalates these difficult situations by using mental tactics to talk the individuals out of their dangerous actions. They find additional information on the suspect through a variety of means, such as job history and talking to family members. The team uses the information to bring the person to their breaking point or flashpoint. The one-hour series tracks the team members through a variety of personal and professional situations.

The series originally aired on CBS on July 11, 2008. During the fourth season, it transitioned to ION Television. Seasons one and three each had thirteen episodes; seasons two and four each had 18 episodes. The fifth season is scheduled to begin in October 2012, but this season marks the conclusion of the drama. The producers have slated 13 episodes for the final season.

Sgt. Gregory Parker, played by Enrico Colantoni, acts as the team leader. One of the main story lines involves the emotionally charged, romantic relationship between Julianna Jules Callaghan, played by Amy Jo Johnson and Sam Braddock, played by David Paetkau. While company policy initially blocked their attempts to become closer, the couple eventually overcame those obstacles. Ed Lane, played by Hugh Dillon, Lou Lewis Young (Mark Taylor), Kevin Wordy Wordsworth (Michael Cram) and Mike Spike Scarlatti (Sergio DiZio) round out the team. The newest member of the group, Rafik 'Raf' Rousseau (Cle Bennett) was introduced in Season 4, episode 6. Another ongoing theme involves the decision of various members of the team to remain with the unit or transfer to other assignments.Flashpoint is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (80 episodes). The series first aired on July 11, 2008.

Flashpoint is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Flashpoint on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 11, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (16,508)