Barney teaches chemisty, and is planning to abduct a woman. Despite methodical planning and countless trial runs he always manages to mess things up. Then Diane, who is traveling with her boyfriend Jeff, unwittingly makes herself an easy target. The story is mainly from Jeff's viewpoint, as he searches for Diane. Barney watches him.Written by
Jeff Bridges uses a fake arm cast to lure women into his vehicle. Ted Bundy used the same method in real life. See more »
When Jeff starts writing the note to Diane that he's going to look for her, he puts no dash after "Di". When he puts the note on the windshield, the handwriting is different, with a dash after Di. See more »
Though I found The Vanishing a really interesting movie, I recommend checking out the original, the 1988 Dutch film Spoorloos. It's far creepier than the "Americanized" version. I was never a big fan of foreign films before Spoorloos, but that movie introduced me to a whole new aisle at the video store.
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