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

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22 February 2008 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$72,266,306 (USA) (18 April 2008)
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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. See more »

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Thomas Barnes calls on his cell phone during the car chase, to make sure the team knows he is heading south. The shadows of the people in the street make it clear that he is heading north. 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 terrific thriller high in action...

Inside Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Spain the president (William Hurt) is preparing himself to make a speech on the anti-terrorism international summit…

For months, President Ashton has been working with leaders from five continents to take a stand against global terror… Security services were on high alert… But suddenly agent Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) saw something like a flash of light and two shots were heard… The president appears to have been hit… It also appears there was a mysterious woman with the name of Veronica (Ayelet Zurer) throwing 'something' underneath the podium…

But soon Barnes discovers that something has gone rogue and there's something else going on… It's like somebody has been set up… It's like this war will never end…

Viewed through different points of view and multiple perspectives, "Vantage Point" is an extremely energetic motion picture featuring the best I've seen of car chases used to maximum effect by director Pete Travis…


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