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.
R (adult situations)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Television
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Anchor Bay Entertainment


Keith David
as Warren Taftley
Viggo Mortensen
as James Kowalski
John Doe
as Sammy
Christine Elise
as Raphinia Kowalski
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 (2) | Top Critics (1)

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

Full Review… | July 6, 2005
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Vanishing Point

rated golden! barely qualifies as a remake because it is so different from the original, but is a decent movie with a spiritual ending.

laureen golden
laureen golden

A completely inept remake of a classic chase film. The movie beats its audience over the head with religious themes. The plot is bereft of any grit, and is pretty implausible, the script is ham-fisted, and the characters are flat and seem to be written in either because they were in the original, or for plot convenience. Theres nothing to say about the sound track, its just there because movies have soundtracks. This remake completely fails to capture any of the charm that made the original a cult classic.

Ethan Susman
Ethan Susman

Your classic 'B' favorite part is when the Indian helps him hide his car and he asks the Indian how can I help you and the guy replys,"take me to the rez". I was stoned when I watched it and I laughed my ass off!!

David Bender
David Bender

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