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Vanishing Point (1997)

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When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, a former race-car driver and Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Kowalski
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Raphinia Kowalski
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Sergeant Preston
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Gilmore
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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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Dr. Nazrin
Frank Roman ...
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When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, a former race-car driver and Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get home. After numerous chases, he turns into a aboriginal American reservation and reflects on his life, and his wife. He then heads off to break through an impenetrable police and F.B.I. road-block. Written by Kale Whorton <nikko11@mind.net>

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7 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Corrida Contra O Destino  »

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The black 1968 Charger is a nod to another movie, Bullitt (1968). See more »

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The FBI helicopter has a number of N90280. This number is actually assigned to a fixed wing aircraft manufactured in 1984. See more »

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The Voice: When we are all criminals, who is free?
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Remake of Vanishing Point (1971) See more »

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Did Somebody's Nephew Adapt This???
13 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Yuck! And again I say...YUCK! The original version of this movie was a well directed story of a man who was already dead and driving through purgatory. The original movie had a lot to say and didn't go out of its way to say it. And, it had a naked chick on a motorcycle.

This version strikes me as something that a producer bought the rights to and then abandoned out of disinterest. It looks as if a group of individuals consciously decided to fit it to the nineties and changed ethnicities and genders just to be cute. The movie is not about a burnout about to commit suicide in a last act of defiance. It is about a man trying to get to a hospital to see his wife.

There was no reason for this movie to have been made other than to make me angry...


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