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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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Malcolm Hart (story) (as Malcom Hart), Guillermo Cabrera Infante (earlier screenplay) (as Guillermo Cain) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 Geno Silva ... Mike Mas
John Doe ... Sammy
Peta Wilson ... Motorcycle girl
Keith David ... Warren Taft
Jason Priestley ... The Voice
Debra Sharkey Debra Sharkey ... Producer
Ari Barak Ari Barak ... Dr. Nazrin
Frank Roman Frank Roman ... Hernando
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vanishing Point See more »

Filming Locations:

Tubac, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Though the filmmakers originally wanted to use actual Hemi Challengers to make the movie, when they discovered how expensive they are, they used 440 Challengers with Hemi nameplates as a more cost-effective alternative. The Hemi engine shown in the film was actually inside a Charger. 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 »

Quotes

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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Great car, bad movie...
7 May 2001 | by vektron-1See all my reviews

A film that shouldn't have been made. If you've seen the original 1971 movie you'll know what I'm talking about. The atmosphere is gone, the story which tries to explain everything totally demystifies the film. I won't lose a word on the soundtrack ;) And Viggo Mortensen isn't half as cool as Barry Newman. The only reason to watch this movie is the white Challenger. Only that lovely Challenger :)


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