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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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Interior shots of the Challenger at various times through out the movie show different dash designs. Early in the movie, we see a standard 3-spoke wheel with the 5-hole standard gauger cluster. Later, we see a Rallye gauger cluster with a Rim-Blow style wheel. These items swap back and forth until the end of the movie when once again, we see the Rallye Speedometer at 140mph. See more »

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Terrible
16 June 2005 | by (Farmington Hills, MI) – See all my reviews

This is just plain bad. Sometimes remakes, even if they stray from the original, are good on their own. They can bring another viewpoint and achieve a certain interpretation that makes them unique and enjoyable. This was as poorly thought out and carried out as can be. This wasn't any good even standing on it's own. Viggo Mortenson is a top-notch actor, but some of his selections of roles and projects leaves something to be desired. The original "Vanishing Point" was such a thrilling, psychological adventure; this is not an adventure at all, and is not enjoyable or entertaining whatsoever. This was made from a by-the-numbers approach to film-making, stuffing in plot points that someone in Hollywood believes will please what they see as today's film-going audience. Basically, they see us as a bunch of idiots. It's insulting that someone will put this out as a feature film, and even attempt to remake a cult classic this sloppily. The manipulative plot devices, the "make-it-obvious-so-they-don't-miss-the-point" aspects, ridiculous dialogue, stereotyped characters, amateurish direction...

This is plain bad....


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