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Vanishing Point (1997)





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A Desert Storm veteran with a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger and a need for speed incurs the wrath of authorities when he makes a cross-country dash to be by the side of his ailing, pregnant wife in this remake of director Richard Sarafian's 1971 cult classic. Jimmy Kowolski (Viggo Mortensen) is a troubled man and devoted husband, and when his pregnant wife is suddenly hospitalized with labor problems the ex-race car driver punches the gas without hesitation. With vengeful state trooper Sgt. Preston (Steve Railsback) and the entire FBI riding his back bumper, Jimmy's only ally is fearless radio DJ The Voice (Jason Priestley) whose outspoken support finds the desperate driver becoming a national folk hero. As Jimmy races ever-faster toward an impenetrable police roadblock with the single-minded goal of being there for his wife in her moment of need, the law closes in for one final showdown on the open highway.more
Rating: R (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Robert Carner, Guillermo Cain
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On DVD: Mar 22, 2005
Anchor Bay Entertainment


Keith David
as Warren Taftley
Viggo Mortensen
as James Kowalski
Christine Elise
as Raphinia Kowalski
John Doe
as Sammy
Steve Railsback
as Sgt. Chuck Preston
Rodney A. Grant
as Edward Sunsinger
Peter Murnik
as Gilmore
Peta Wilson
as Motorcycle girl
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Critic Reviews for Vanishing Point

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

...pretty entertaining, provided you don't think about it too much...

Full Review… | July 6, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Vanishing Point


This movie was so much better than I thought it was going to be. I thought it was just going to be some guy driving around in this car, but it's so much more.


early viggo mortensen work. also stars jason priestley with a bad ass pimp mustache. you may want to see it just for that.

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