Vanishing Point (1971)

Vanishing Point

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Movie Summary

Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in less than 15 hours. After a few run-ins with motorcycle cops and highway patrol they start a chase to bring him into custody.

Along the way, Kowalski is guided by Supersoul – a blind DJ with a police radio scanner. Throw in lots of chase scenes, gay hitchhikers, a naked woman riding a motorbike, lots of Mopar and you’ve got a great cult hit from the early 70’s.

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I thought this movie was great, except for the ending. I was hoping he would get away and deliver the car, like how they first started the movie. I guess they wanted to throw in a twist and not give people what they were expecting to happen. Even with the ending, the movie was worth watching.

As for acting, I thought Barry Newman played his part very well. The only error I noticed was when he was smoking with that hitchhiker and he said he was stoned. If you look at both of their eyes, you could tell they weren’t smoking weed and they were nowhere around the stoned state. Besides that, everything else seemed fine, with the acting.

Also, there were a lot of funny moments, during the movie. It was fun to see how they made the cops seem stupid. The only part I didn’t like too much was the racial beating, with the radio host. It was screwed up to see the blind radio host get beat down. I guess it shows that people can only fight well, when they are in groups. If it wasn’t for them being in a group, I don’t think they would have won against the first black guy.

Anyways, if you haven’t seen this movie, it’s definitely worth watching. If you enjoy classic movies or racing types movies like Fast and Furious or Death Proof, then you will enjoy this movie, as well. Just don’t expect the storyline to be anything like those movies, though.

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