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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 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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Color:

Color

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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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To lead the cops off his cellular signal, Kowalski hides his cell phone in the left pocket of a light brown suitcase at the bus station. Later when cops stop the bus carrying the suitcase they find his cell phone in the right pocket of a black suitcase. See more »

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The Voice: When we are all criminals, who is free?
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Connections

Remake of Vanishing Point (1971) See more »

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Proves that someone in Hollywood has a screw loose
2 March 2003 | by buxSee all my reviews

Why would anyone in their right mind want to re-make "Night of the Hunter"(1955), "From Here to Eternity"(1953), or "Vanishing Point"(1971)?

And if they felt compelled to remake one of these timeless classics, why would they go out of their way to make it some damn hokey?

There is none of the high energy music, devil-may-care attitude of the original in this tepid film about a guy trying to be at his wife's bedside during a difficult child-birth.

The original was about SPEED. Kowalski was running because of a bet over a handful of Speed. Speed was the essence and the ultimate high in the original. No big motives. No pre-chewed, silly little plot. And no Christian first name-"Jimmy" fer cryin' out loud!

This one is enough to make Paul Koslo (the ORIGINAL young cop) wanna break heads again.


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