Iain Gray Freelance Writer

Vanishing Point - Review

Myth and metal collide in Richard Sarafian’s mesmerising counter-culture chase movie, which blends thrilling action with surreal encounters to create a dizzying, existential experience.

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Kowalski (Barry Newman), ex-cop, ex-marine, ex-racing driver, ex-lover, drugs himself up with Benzedrine and attempts to drive a 1970 Dodge Challenger the 950 miles from Denver to San Francisco in less than 15 hours.

With nothing but society’s “outcasts” for support and the increasingly oppressive forces of law closing in, Kowalski’s unwavering refusal to submit blasts him into legend as the last American hero.

A hypnotic, passionate epitaph for the death of hard-won freedoms.


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