The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.


Pete Travis


Barry L. Levy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Thomas Barnes
Matthew Fox ... Kent Taylor
Forest Whitaker ... Howard Lewis
Bruce McGill ... Phil McCullough
Edgar Ramírez ... Javier (as Edgar Ramirez)
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Suarez
Ayelet Zurer ... Veronica
Zoe Saldana ... Angie Jones (as Zoë Saldana)
Sigourney Weaver ... Rex Brooks
William Hurt ... President Ashton
James Le Gros ... Ted Heinkin
Eduardo Noriega ... Enrique
Richard T. Jones ... Holden
Holt McCallany ... Ron Matthews
Leonardo Nam ... Kevin Cross


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

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Did You Know?


Matthew Fox, Eduardo Noriega, Forest Whitaker and director Pete Travis attended the premiere, held in Salamanca, Spain, on February 12, 2008. City Hall declared them "Distinguished Guests." See more »


Ted Heinkin inaccurately places the city of Beirut in Darfur when informing President Ashton of the leader of the group suspected of threatening the President. Beirut is the capital city of Lebanon, and Darfur is a region in Sudan. 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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Fun Crime Thriller
18 November 2009 | by kylehodgdonSee all my reviews

I really liked this movie for what it was. I'm not really sure what other people were expecting to give it what I believe to be unfair and too harsh critiques, but this is a good movie. It is not perfect, nor is it great, nor did it show me something I have never seen before, but it is a nice little crime thriller done in a unique manner.

I have read that a lot of people felt that it was boring to see the same story played out over and over. But wasn't that the point of this film? We knew that was going to be the case coming into this movie. And the thing of it is is that there is enough different in each perspective where it is not a bore to see the same instance multiple times.

I liked how it was up to the viewer to try to piece things together and figure out exactly what happened and who the culprit really is.

This is a good movie if you are not looking for anything great or mind blowing. I do enjoy when I see a great, mind blowing film, but I'm not expecting it every time that I sit down to watch a movie. I do not see any reason to dislike this movie. It's good for what it is and if you're in the market for an entertaining, "who dunnit?" crime thriller I say "Vantage Point" makes for a fun watch.

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22 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,874,936, 24 February 2008

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