Vantage Point

Vantage Point

Director: Pete Travis Cast: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker

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Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, and Matthew Fox star in director Pete Travis' Rashomon-style thriller in which an assassination attempt on the president of the United States is detailed from five unique perspectives. As the president arrives in Salamanca, gunshots ring out. An American tourist (Whitaker) has captured footage of the would-be assassin on videotape, and now, as the stories of the other four witnesses unfold, each essential piece of the puzzle quickly falls into place. Only when all of the stories are told will the chilling truth to this shocking crime finally emerge.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2008
UPC: 0043396216167
Original Release: 2008
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 13,705

Special Features

Closed Caption; Surveillance Tapes: outtake; An Inside Perspective: interviews with cast & crew; Plotting an assassination; Coordinating Chaos: stunt featurette; Commentary with director Pete Travis

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Quaid Thomas Barnes
Matthew Fox Kent Taylor
Forest Whitaker Howard Lewis
Bruce McGill Phil McCullough
Edgar Ramirez Javier
Saïd Taghmaoui Suarez
Ayelet Zurer Veronica
Zoe Saldana Angie Jones
Sigourney Weaver Rex Brooks
William Hurt President Ashton
James LeGros Ted Heinkin
Eduardo Noriega Enrique
Richard T. Jones Holden
Holt McCallany Ron Matthews
Leonardo Nam Kevin Cross
Dolores Heredia Marie
Alicia Jaziz Zapien Anna
Justin Sundquist Parsons
Sean O'Bryan Cavic
Jose Carlos Rodriguez Mayor De Soto
Rodrigo Cachero Luis
Guillermo Ivan Felipe
Xavier Massimi Miguel
Shelby Fenner Grace Riggs
Ari Brickman Secret Service Agent
Brian McGovern Mark Reinhart
Lisa Owen American Woman
Rocío Verdejo Paulina
Marisa Rubio Police Woman
Steve Bartek Conductor
Nick Glennie-Smith Conductor

Technical Credits
Pete Travis Director
Stuart Baird Editor
Carlos Benassini Set Decoration/Design
Brigitte Broch Production Designer
Bernardo Bucio Stunts
Angel Camacho Costumes/Costume Designer
Gustavo Campos Stunts
Martin Cantwell Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Cavaciuti Camera Operator
Alejandro Cuervo Set Decoration/Design
Alejandro De La Pena Stunts
Nick Drew Production Manager
Sarah Halley Finn Casting
Ricardo Del Rio Galnares Co-producer
Callum Greene Executive Producer
Nick Heckstall-Smith Asst. Director
Federic Henocque Asst. Director
Randi Hiller Casting
Carla Hool Casting
Carolina Jimenez Stunts
Sigvaldi J. Karason Editor
Tania Landau Executive Producer
Barry Levy Screenwriter
Sandro Valdez Lopez Set Decoration/Design
Gerard Manjarrez Camera Operator
Alan Meyerson Sound Mixer
Miriam Meza Stunts
Amir Mokri Cinematographer
Erick Monroy Set Decoration/Design
Neal H. Moritz Producer
Luca Mosca Costumes/Costume Designer
Juan Carlos Olalde Stunts
Atli Orvarsson Score Composer
Valdís Óskarsdóttir Editor
Maria Elena Lopez Prada Costumes/Costume Designer
Victor Hugo Ramirez Stunts
Jaime Reynoso Camera Operator
Hania Robledo Richards Art Director
Jordi Sendra Stunts
Prisila Solorzano Stunts
Lynwood Spinks Executive Producer
Naomi Stopa Production Manager
Rafael Valdez Stunts

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Vantage Point
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [:00]
3. Chapter 3 [:00]
4. Chapter 4 [:00]
5. Chapter 5 [:00]
6. Chapter 6 [:00]
7. Chapter 7 [3:40]
8. Chapter 8 [1:52]
9. Chapter 9 [3:23]
10. Chapter 10 [2:55]
11. Chapter 11 [4:30]
12. Chapter 12 [2:11]
13. Chapter 13 [1:53]
14. Chapter 14 [2:01]
15. Chapter 15 [3:36]
16. Chapter 16 [4:29]
17. Chapter 17 [3:00]
18. Chapter 18 [3:23]
19. Chapter 19 [2:42]
20. Chapter 20 [3:08]
21. Chapter 21 [3:01]
22. Chapter 22 [2:59]
23. Chapter 23 [2:58]
24. Chapter 24 [2:52]
25. Chapter 25 [2:47]
26. Chapter 26 [2:22]
27. Chapter 27 [2:55]
28. Chapter 28 [2:07]

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Vantage Point 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, first of all, I don't like complicated plots where I have to think and scratch my head, I mean...I want to be entertained and spend a couple of hours to unwind, right? This movie didn't do that for me but amazingly, I loved it!! A couple of reasons why: this movie is well built,it is constructed in a very clever and patient way. Yes, the viewer HAS to be patient but the movie DELIVERS and by the way, even if you do not get everything at first, I swear it is good to watch...Seriously, the car chase is one of the best scenes and that's coming from someone who has seen a lot of them!Also, I thought the acting was pretty good. It is charged with emotions and yet fast paced so you aren't bored. Some scenes are repeated but they serve a purpose(obviously). I liked the fact that the truth was played out in so many different ways. And then, you have the twists and turns(highly entertaining) which makes the viewer watch the movie absolutely on the edge of their seat...This movie doesn't offer solutions to the political problems of today, neither does it try to which is interresting to me after all, why should it? Hollywood entertains and in this particular movie, it did it well. I'd say if you're in the mood for a good thriller mixed with intense action and a great car chase, this is it!!Enjoy!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story line of VANTAGE POINT is a brief one: a summit meeting on terrorism aimed at addressing the differences between the Arab world and the Western world is taking place in Salamanca, Spain and the arrival of the President of the United States is greeted with assassination attempts, terrorist explosions, and car chases. The difference in this thriller from the many others of the same genre is the use of telling the story from at least five different vantage points - the news reporters (Sigourney Weaver, Zoë Saldana and Staff), the CIA (Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, et al with William Hurt as the President), a group of terrorists, an American bystander with camera (Forest Whitaker), and the viewing public. Things are not as they initially seem and the more times the story is rerun through repetition of the incident, the more information is added. Based on a story by Barry Levy and directed by Pete Travis the film could become tiresome in its use of repeated reruns, but given the quality of the cast and the twists and turns as the 'plot' is further elucidated makes the story more of an investigation of Intelligence forces from all involved countries and drives home the reason 'terrorism' is so terrifying. Some of the peripheral cast members are particularly fine - Bruce McGill, Edgar Ramirez, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ayelet Zurer, and Eduardo Noriega among others. It is a film that takes patience on the part of the viewer, but staying with it until the end results in some very fine entertainment. Grady Harp
Tidalwave3 More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie with my son on Paris Island without any intel to work with. After the first view point, we thought that was a short movie and had to reload when it backed up and took another view. Dennis Quaid was awesome from all angles. Forest Whitaker fit perfectly as a By-Stander innocentley video taping a vacation. Sigourney Weaver is still "the action woman", evil and beauty "looks" at the same time. The ambulance racing toward the girl and the car crashes are spectacular.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
This was very good. A favorable review: this was great action, violence, and suspense. Vantage Point, with Forest Whitaker, S. Weaver, and Dennis Quaid, this was a real treat for action, suspense, and mystery fans. Eight strangers, or are they strangers? Eight strangers see the same event, yet from different points or different angles in the event and trying to unravel the truth leads to a riveting suspense/mystery. Great action and thrills should keep most viewers transfixed. With some car chases and action violence this is a winner for high drama.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I rather liked the political thriller &quot Vantage Point.&quot The repetition of the movie's story from the different points of view of the main characters affords the movie a nightmarish quality. It's like you have to keep reliving a nightmare over and over making it that much more hellish, the tension mounting with each reliving. You feel trapped with no escape. You know what's going to happen and there's nothing you can do about it. The strands of the plot come together plausibly when the ambulance careens toward the little girl on the street, and in the ensuing violence and car crashes the story is resolved satisfactorily.