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Vantage Point [2008] (1 disc)

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Director:Pete Travis
Writer:Barry L. Levy
Composer:Atli Örvarsson
Length:90 minutes
(1 hour 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Action
IMDB Rating:6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:35%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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  • Drama
  • Mystery
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Synopsis: After an attack on the US president, everyone is left scrambling to make sense of everything. And everyone has a slightly different piece of the puzzle.


Reaction: An interesting concept. It could have been better, but it's enjoyable enough.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Pete Travis => Director
Barry L. Levy => Writer
Atli Örvarsson => Composer
Alicia Zapien => Anna (as Alicia Jaziz Zapien)
Ayelet Zurer => Veronica
Bruce McGill => Phil McCullough
Dennis Quaid => Thomas Barnes
Dolores Heredia => Marie
Édgar Ramírez => Javier (as Edgar Ramirez)
Eduardo Noriega => Enrique
Forest Whitaker => Howard Lewis
Guillermo Iván => Felipe (as Guillermo Ivan)
Holt McCallany => Ron Matthews
James LeGros => Ted Heinkin (as James Le Gros)
José Carlos Rodríguez => Mayor De Soto
Justin Sundquist => Parsons
Leonardo Nam => Kevin Cross
Matthew Fox => Kent Taylor
Richard T. Jones => Holden
Rodrigo Cachero => Luis
Saďd Taghmaoui => Suarez
Sean O'Bryan => Cavic
Sigourney Weaver => Rex Brooks
William Hurt => President Ashton
Xavier Massimi => Miguel
Zoe Saldana => Angie Jones (as Zoë Saldana)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The studio originally wanted to shoot the entire film in Salamanca, Spain, but the local government refused to close the Plaza Mayor for nearly 3 months. Production was moved to Cuernavaca and Puebla, Mexico. Only the scenes filmed from the air were shot in Spain.
  • Matthew Fox, Eduardo Noriega, Forest Whitaker and director Pete Travis attended the premiere, held in Salamanca, Spain, on February 12, 2008. City Hall declared them "Distinguished Guests."
  • When shooting was moved to Mexico, the production design team built a replica of Salamanca's Plaza Mayor, which is slightly smaller than the original.
  • The city of Salamanca may have been chosen to poke fun at the many plot twists in the story. Salamanca (or Salamangka) is a common Tagalog (Filipino) word for "trick" or "sleight of hand." The Philippines were a Spanish colony from 1521 to 1898.
  • The original script set the story in Madrid, but the producers wanted a more "exotic" location. The fact is revealed in some scenes, like the secret service guy who says they can't locate a single person among "5 or 6 million" (Madrid's population; Salamanca's is much smaller), or when the cop enters a Muslim neighborhood during the foot chase (Madrid has one, Salamanca doesn't).
  • TV Executive Rex Brooks was originally written as a male. Director Pete Travis changed it to a woman because he felt the movie lacked a strong female character.
  • In the original script, the tourist was a Russian named Lewicki. When Forest Whitaker auditioned for a different role, Pete Travis was so impressed that he rewrote the tourist as an American and offered the role to him.
  • The explosion on the Plaza was filmed by fifteen different cameras.
  • A close look at the hotel maid after she is shot reveals that she was an undercover secret service agent, reaching for her firearm under the sheets on the trolley.