A Flash of Green

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A Flash of Green
Directed by Victor Nuñez
Produced by Victor Nunez
Screenplay by Victor Nunez
Based on A Flash of Green
by John D. MacDonald
Starring Ed Harris
Blair Brown
Richard Jordan
George Coe
Joan Goodfellow
Music by Charles Engstrom
Cinematography Victor Nunez
Release date
  • 1984 (1984)
Country United States
Language English

A Flash of Green is a 1984 American drama film directed by Victor Nuñez.[1] It was first shown at the Toronto Festival of Festivals and New York Film Festival in 1984,[2] then aired on PBS as an episode of American Playhouse in 1986.[3]


A Flash of Green tells the story of small-town corruption and two people brave enough to fight back. When a local reporter starts sympathizing with an eco-group opposing a new development, a local county commissioner attempts to quiet him with a bribe. Going along with it at first, the reporter soon develops a conscience when the commissioner uses a right-wing paramilitary group to keep the eco-group in line.[4][5]



  1. ^ Ebert, Roger. "A FLASH OF GREEN". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087267/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_ov_inf
  3. ^ Terry, Clifford (April 21, 1986). "'Flash Of Green' Has Flashes Of Conscience'". Chicago Tribune. 
  4. ^ A Flash of Green, Internet Movie Database, Retrieved 2015-06-25
  5. ^ A Flash of Green | 1985, Hollywood.com, Retrieved 2015-06-25