Please take the time to check out this little "book" I made about programming action games in Flash. It's about 40 pages in both printed and HTML versions. Attached is the HTML version of my tutorial.
I realize most of the people on this board probably aren't Flash people, really...but I just think my tutorial's kinda cool.
It encompasses everything from starting Flash, to using its pre-defined functions, to tricks of programming action games, to how to use trig and calculus to program games.
I really hope it helps someone.....perhaps.