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Vantage Point (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 22 February 2008 (USA)
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The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

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Pete Travis

Writer:

Barry L. Levy
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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8 Strangers. 8 Points of View. 1 Truth. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

8 Blickwinkel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,874,936, 24 February 2008

Gross USA:

$72,266,306

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,161,491
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The crowds gathered are waving both the Spanish national flag (red/yellow bands adopted since 1981) but also the Castile and Leon flag (castle and lion in quadrants). See more »

Goofs

Spanish police agents, like Noriega, do not use the Beretta 92FS; Guardia Civil agents do (ex. the woman in the green uniform). In the movie, the Guardia Civil use another gun. See more »

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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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18 January 2009 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

Dennis Quaid and William Hurt star in this action thriller with a twist (or better yet, gimmick): the events leading up to the attempted assassination of an American president who is visiting Spain are told from several individuals' points of view. These include Quaid as a Secret Service agent, Hurt as the president, Forest Whittaker as a camcorder-wielding tourist and Edgar Ramirez (a Javier Bardem lookalike) as a Spanish cop. Bruce McGill is the president's hawkish adviser. VANTAGE POINT is fine if you can take the constant rewinding of events to show them from each character's perspective. Personally, I would have preferred fewer rewinds. For my money, Whitaker's overly excited tourist walks away with the movie.


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