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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
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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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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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The Challenger loses the passenger side mirror during the chase scene through a building in Utah, but for several shots of the car afterwards the mirror is still there. See more »

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The Voice: When we are all criminals, who is free?
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Proves that someone in Hollywood has a screw loose
2 March 2003 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Why would anyone in their right mind want to re-make "Night of the Hunter"(1955), "From Here to Eternity"(1953), or "Vanishing Point"(1971)?

And if they felt compelled to remake one of these timeless classics, why would they go out of their way to make it some damn hokey?

There is none of the high energy music, devil-may-care attitude of the original in this tepid film about a guy trying to be at his wife's bedside during a difficult child-birth.

The original was about SPEED. Kowalski was running because of a bet over a handful of Speed. Speed was the essence and the ultimate high in the original. No big motives. No pre-chewed, silly little plot. And no Christian first name-"Jimmy" fer cryin' out loud!

This one is enough to make Paul Koslo (the ORIGINAL young cop) wanna break heads again.


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