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Vantage Point (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  22 February 2008 (USA)
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The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.



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Javier (as Edgar Ramirez)
Angie Jones (as Zoë Saldana)


The President of the United States is in Salamanca, Spain, about to address the city in a public square. We see a plain-clothes cop, his girlfriend with another man, a mother and child, an American tourist with a video camera, and a Secret Service agent newly returned from medical leave. Shots ring out and the President falls; a few minutes later, we hear a distant explosion, then a bomb goes off in the square. Those minutes are retold, several times, emphasizing different characters' actions. Gradually, we discover who's behind the plot. Is the Secret Service one step ahead, or have the President's adversaries thought of everything? Written by <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, some disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

8 Blickwinkel  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,874,936 (USA) (22 February 2008)


$72,266,306 (USA) (18 April 2008)

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In the scene shortly after the assassination attempt, Agent Taylor says to Agent Barnes "But it happened. On our watch." to which Agent Barnes replies "I can't live with that," is a reference to the National Geographic Channel's documentary, "Inside the U.S. Secret Service", in which Agent Larry Cockell--the Agent-in-Charge of President Bill Clinton's protective detail--made a remark about the potential of assassination: "My motto is, 'It won't happen on my watch. It can't happen on my watch, because I can't live with it.'" See more »


Spanish police agents, like Noriega, do not use the Beretta 92FS; Guardia Civil agents do (ex. the woman in the green uniform). In the movie, the Guardia Civil use another gun. See more »


[first lines]
Mark Reinhart: Good morning, America. It's now 12 noon in Salamanca, Spain. In a short time, world leaders from over 150 countries meet here in Plaza Mayor to sign up to President Ashton's bold new counterterrorist strategy. Since 9/11, more than 4500 people have been killed in the rising tide of global terror. Those lives will not soon be forgotten as today, the world comes together to take a stand against this violence. We may be on the brink of a historic agreement between Western and Arab ...
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For people who like thrillers, action and car chases
16 February 2008 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to watch it during an event of a company I work for. I really enjoyed this movie, because of it's editing, wonderful actors and full packed action.

The movie tells the same story from 8 different persepectives, most of them from a character view, makes the puzzle clear till the end. Some puzzle parts can be guessed but this makes the movie so fun to watch.

Matthew fox acting could be better, but the others are convincing. Cheers to Ayelet Zorer, an Israeli actress who surprises again with her beauty and acting.

If you like thriller, action and car chases all in same movie then this movie is for you.

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