A Flash of Green

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
Directed byVictor Nuñez
Produced byVictor Nunez
Screenplay byVictor Nunez
Based onA Flash of Green
by John D. MacDonald
StarringEd Harris
Blair Brown
Richard Jordan
George Coe
Joan Goodfellow
Music byCharles Engstrom
CinematographyVictor Nunez
Release date
  • 1984
CountryUnited States


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
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Blair Brown

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Joan Goodfellow

Joan Goodfellow is an American actress and singer who appeared on stage, screen, and television throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Best known for her lead role in Buster and Billie (1974) as well as her performance in Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973), she also appeared in the TV-movies Returning Home (1975) and Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (1979). Her final film was Victor Nuñez's A Flash of Green in 1984. On stage, she was a member of the original cast of Neil Simon’s Broadway hit comedy Biloxi Blues (1985).

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List of Ed Harris performances

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Rango (video game)

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The Deep Blue Good-by

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