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Vantage Point (2008)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 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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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 »


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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,874,936 (USA) (22 February 2008)

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$72,266,306 (USA) (18 April 2008)
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Trivia

In the scene shortly after the assassination attempt, Agent Taylor says to Agent Barnes "But it happened. On our watch." to which Agent Barnes replies "I can't live with that," is a reference to the National Geographic Channel's documentary, "Inside the U.S. Secret Service", in which Agent Larry Cockell--the Agent-in-Charge of President Bill Clinton's protective detail--made a remark about the potential of assassination: "My motto is, 'It won't happen on my watch. It can't happen on my watch, because I can't live with it.'" See more »

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When Forest Whitaker runs across the pedestrian bridge, his camera is in his left hand. His hands are empty as he comes to a stop. When he raises his hand, the camera is in his right hand. 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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A very engaging action film
22 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie. Dennis Quaid and Forrest Whittaker carried the movie and made it an enjoyable experience. For anyone that is easily made motion sick, the camera work is very shaky during the chase scene and had it lasted much longer would have detracted from the overall experience for me personally. The way the story was told was different but kept me engaged right to the end. I would recommend seeing this film if you get the chance.There is a little something for everyone here. Action, drama, a couple of jokes, and some nice views. There are some actors in this movie that may not be well known, but overall I think everyone in it did an adequate job. If you are a fan of Dennis Quaid you should really like this movie.


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