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Vanishing Point (1997)

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When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, a former race-car driver and Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get ... See full summary »

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Malcolm Hart (story) (as Malcom Hart), Guillermo Cabrera Infante (earlier screenplay) (as Guillermo Cain) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Viggo Mortensen ... Jimmy Kowalski
Christine Elise ... Raphinia Kowalski
Steve Railsback ... Sergeant Preston
Rodney A. Grant ... Vision Quest Indian
Peter Murnik ... Gilmore
James MacDonald ... Asst. F.B.I. Agent (as James G. MacDonald)
Paul Benjamin ... Mose, Snake Wrangler
Geno Silva Geno Silva ... Mike Mas
John Doe ... Sammy
Peta Wilson ... Motorcycle girl
Keith David ... Warren Taft
Jason Priestley ... The Voice
Debra Sharkey Debra Sharkey ... Producer
Ari Barak Ari Barak ... Dr. Nazrin
Frank Roman Frank Roman ... Hernando
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Storyline

When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, a former race-car driver and Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get home. After numerous chases, he turns into a aboriginal American reservation and reflects on his life, and his wife. He then heads off to break through an impenetrable police and F.B.I. road-block. Written by Kale Whorton <nikko11@mind.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corrida Contra o Destino See more »

Filming Locations:

Tubac, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A mission (church) shown near the beginning of the movie is "Mission San Xavier del Bac", near Tucson, Arizona. See more »

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Riddle Idaho is a real place, but little more than a State Hwy Dist gravel shed. No exterior/outdoor filming was actually done in Idaho. Mr. Mortensen does live in the northern part of the state. The Dozer crash scene was done in Williams, AZ. See more »

Quotes

The Voice: When we are all criminals, who is free?
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Remake of Vanishing Point (1971) See more »

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Just horrible
21 January 2003 | by Paul-308See all my reviews

Watching this movie on TV was just painful.A sham that fed off the legendary film from 1970 that bears the same title.The 1970 Challenger is there (albeit a Hemi this time,and with sport mirrors and quick fill gas cap...not in the 1970 movie)and a lead character named Kowalski but not much else.Lousy acting that was only offset by some fast action chase sequences,and a 1968 Charger named "beast".Implausable getaways,finding a 426 Hemi oilpan in a junkyard (sure....right),and a ridiculous crash at the end (180 mph into dozers and no dents on the "crash" car).Jason Priestly acted like an idiot with an accent (as opposed to Cleavon Little's excellent "hip" portrayal in 1970).His radio station manager was kinda cute but there wasnt much else.....although it was TVs first real glimpse of "La Femme Nikita's" Peta Wilson out in the desert.I dont know whatever happened to Barry Newman's (1970 Kowalski) plans to remake VP before this travesty (he was planning to buy the movie rights and do a back story into Kowalski's past life),but you can bet he has now washed his hands of any further VP comebacks thanks to FOXs coffin-nailing finale to the cult classic.Hopefully they wont ever release this on VHS/DVD.If you missed it,thank your lucky stars you did.


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