Review: Vanishing Point (1971)

If you’re not into car chase movies, this one will probably flip you over…


Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Barry Newman, Dean Jagger, Cleavon Little
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Runtime: 94 mins

“Freedom, faggot!”

Kowalski is an ex-military, ex-police, ex-race car driver who lost it all. Now his main issue is to deliver cars faster than lightning. And he does that well, until he gets the police from three states after him.

An amazing carsploitation if there ever was any. The pedal is on all the way from start to finnish accompanied with cool music. This was an incredible movie to watch. It takes the pulse on American culture and politics in the early 70’s, and is a big salute to freedom (wrapped in speed). There are faith healers, racist policemen, nude female bikers, rattlesnakes, sideburns and explotions. Put your helmet on and enjoy the feast!