The missions and trials of a Toronto police tactical unit.
Reviews
Popularity
1,119 ( 9)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2012   2011   2010   2009   2008  
22 wins & 86 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

When the Strategic Response Unit arrives, the rules change. The bad guy's caught - he just doesn't know it yet. The SRU, inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force, is a handpicked team of elite cops. High risk is their business and these men and women do it all: rescue hostages, bust gangs, defuse bombs. Talk down suicidal teens. Protect the Pope. They handle state-of-the-art weapons - sniper rifles, flash-bang grenades, tasers. They climb the sides of buildings. See through walls. But they're different from other SWAT teams. Because their arsenal also includes a gift for words. A knowledge of human intuition. An instinct for when it's time to negotiate - and when the 'solution' calls for something more. On the scene, they're in charge. No one knows their job better. SRU Constables outrank senior Inspectors - and the Inspectors don't like it. Regular uniforms grumble when pushed aside by the SRU 'prima donnas.' While secretly wishing they were in their place. It's a tough job. A job ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Let's keep the peace See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Critical Incident  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the Emergency Task Force of the Toronto Police Service. Enrico Colantoni did the show because his brother was a 30-year veteran of the Toronto Police. See more »

Goofs

Personnel constantly refer to themselves and others as Officer. The correct rank is Constable. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Way Off Broadway: Where's Taz? (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Flashpoint Theme
by Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Glad to see Flashpoint is back on. . .missed it
9 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

A breath of fresh air. I love action/police dramas, but most are so predictable you can guess what the characters are about to do or say. Flashpoint is an exception. I find it more original, very suspenseful, and occasionally quite moving. The consistently impressive teamwork and professional attitude of the characters may be a bit unrealistic, but it makes for tight drama and people you can really feel connected to. The ensemble acting is seamless and effective. I am also a fan of Canadian shows such as Da Vinci's Inquest and Cold Squad. It seems our neighbors to the north are quite adept at creating excellent dramas with well-developed, appealing characters, and original plot lines.


17 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 74 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page