Flashpoint

2008 NR 6 seasons

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Flashpoint

2008 NR 6 seasons
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Using cutting-edge psychological profiling methods in tandem with advanced weaponry, Sgt. Gregory Parker and his Strategic Response Unit tackle high-risk cases, including bomb scares, hostage situations, bank robbers, gangbangers, snipers and more.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6

Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 3 discs

The Strategic Response Unit, a highly skilled team of police officers, takes on the toughest cases -- including rescuing hostages, defusing bombs and talking down suicidal citizens -- in this action-packed television drama.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this Canadian police drama is composed of high-stakes exchanges between a team of elite cops and would-be murderers, bombers, and suicide victims. Violence is the biggest concern, as most of the scenarios turn bloody or otherwise threatening (gunfire, stabbings, beatings, etc.), and some characters die in the crossfire. Viewers who are familiar with series like Law & Order may find this show's pace a lot slower than those of its American counterparts, but the upside is that the writing draws attention to the emotional toll the events take on those involved, including the officers and their families.

Sexual Content

No sex or nudity, but there are some romantic advances between the lone female officer and one of her comrades.

Violence

Guns, knives, tear gas, and other weapons are common players in the exchanges with criminals. Some characters die in the crossfire, and the scenes can be intense and bloody. Even when they're not shooting, the team spends a lot of time dressed in full military-style outfits, looking ready for any kind of action.

Language

Given the show's intense subject matter, the members of the team are surprisingly clean-mouthed, but words like "damn," "ass," and "hell" do pop up occasionally.

Social Behavior

The team is regularly thrust into very challenging situations, often involving armed criminals and hostages, and the stakes are literally life-or-death. The show takes pains to show the aftermath of a shooting, when the characters are very obviously distraught after killing a suspect -- even when the act is justified.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some social drinking, but it's not integral to the content.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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