Adapted and directed by Victor Nunez, A FLASH OF GREEN is a sure-handed look at corruption in Florida, with all the richly observed characterizations found in John D. MacDonald's novel.
In the mythical town of Palm City, we first meet Jimmy Wing (Harris), a likable reporter for the local paper. Elmo Bliss (Jordan), the local county commissioner, has been a pal of Jimmy's since they were in school together years before. Elmo is very ambitious and comes to Jimmy with a bribe offer.
Elmo and his buddies want to gain control of some publicly owned land for development but are stymied by a group of ecological do-gooders known as the "SOBs" (Save Our Bay). The would-b...