An ex race car driver hurries 1200 miles home in a 1970 Challenger when his wife has labor problems. Cops in several states try to stop him - initially for speeding.


Malcolm Hart (story) (as Malcom Hart), Guillermo Cabrera Infante (earlier screenplay) (as Guillermo Cain) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Viggo Mortensen ... Jimmy Kowalski
Christine Elise ... Raphinia Kowalski
Steve Railsback ... Sergeant Preston
Rodney A. Grant ... Vision Quest Indian
Peter Murnik ... Gilmore
James MacDonald ... Asst. F.B.I. Agent (as James G. MacDonald)
Paul Benjamin ... Mose, Snake Wrangler
Geno Silva ... Mike Mas
John Doe ... Sammy
Peta Wilson ... Motorcycle girl
Keith David ... Warren Taft
Jason Priestley ... The Voice
Debra Sharkey ... Producer
Ari Barak Ari Barak ... Dr. Nazrin
Frank Roman Frank Roman ... Hernando


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 <>

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The giant longhorn skull seen at the beginning of the movie is the entrance to the "Longhorn Grill" in Amado, Arizona. See more »


Police agencies do not allow members to use their own vehicles for patrol duties. Consequently, the black Charger would not have had red and blue lights, a shotgun rack, and a police radio installed inside it. See more »


Jimmy Kowalski: Hey, did you get the air grabber working?
Mike Mas: Oh, yeah. '71s are always a bitch, but when they're done right...
Jimmy KowalskiMike Mas: They're bitchin'.
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Remake of Vanishing Point (1971) See more »

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You think it couldn't be this bad, but...
4 September 1999 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I love the original movie. I knew that the remake couldn't possibly be that good, and that they would make some changes to the story. Still, I thought they would at least capture some of the atmosphere of the original. Uh-uh. They screw up in every turn (for starters, giving the hero a REASON for racing so fast!)! None of the characters are likable, the action is lame, and the ending is mind-boggling awful and manipulative. You should be ashamed of yourself, 20th-Century-Fox!

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Release Date:

7 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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Vanishing Point See more »

Filming Locations:

Tubac, Arizona, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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