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Vanishing Point (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Romance  -  7 January 1997 (USA)
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When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, an ex race car driver and a former Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying ... See full summary »

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Raphinia Kowalski
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Sergeant Preston
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Vision Quest Indian
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Gilmore
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Asst. F.B.I. Agent (as James G. MacDonald)
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Mose, Snake Wrangler
Geno Silva ...
Mike Mas
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Sammy
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Warren Taft
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The Voice
Debra Sharkey ...
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Ari Barak ...
Dr. Nazrin
Frank Roman ...
Hernando
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When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, an ex race car driver and a former Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get home. After numerous chases he turns into a Native American reservation and reflects on his life, and his wife. He then heads off to break through an impenetrable police and FBI roadblock. Written by Kale Whorton <nikko11@mind.net>

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The 1971 Plymouth Road Runner that Jim Kowalski drove in the beginning was supposed to be a 1970 Plymouth Superbird, but they used the Road Runner instead because they got use of it for free. See more »

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The motorcycle the girl in the desert is riding is a Yamaha DT-250, which has a 2-stroke engine. The sound of the exhaust is from a 4-stroke engine which were mainly used by Honda at the time that motorcycle was manufactured. See more »

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The Voice: When we are all criminals, who is free?
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Just horrible
21 January 2003 | by (USA) – See 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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