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Vanishing Point - A Cult Classic,
This review is from: Vanishing Point  [DVD] (DVD)
I originally saw this road movie at the Odeon Cinema, Elephant & Castle, in the 1970's. It carried a 15 Certificate, and I recall that I was underage at the time, and worried that I might get sussed out by the ticket seller. The Odeon isn't there any more, but I'm glad that I was able to track down a copy of the movie!!
Its story, if there ever was one, involved Barry Newman having to deliver a Dodge Challenger from Denver to San Fransico. That doesn't really matter. It was an adrenaline rush, involving Newman driving an American muscle car as fast as possible. From out of nowehere, some bloke decides he wants to test his E-Type Jag against Newman's Dodge - as you do - and it all ends in tears for the Jag driver.
Pursued by cops, the only thing they have on Newman is speeding and careless driving!! It's a great film to put the brain in neutral, sit back with a few munchies and a few beers, and drool over the deep rumbling sound of the Challenger's V8 power unit! It was the end of the flower power era. There is a great soundtrack of blues, folk and rock 'n' roll. Oh, and Gilda Texier riding a Harley in the desert.
I wonderful, whimsical movie, but at the end, the good guy can't win. It was the early '70's. A Cult Classic!!!
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Initial post: 11 Apr 2013 18:36:36 BDT
Witchfinder General says:
There was no 15 certificate in the 70's, it would have been a AA Certificate. Just a small detail but there are those of us still able to remember.
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Last edited by the author on 27 Apr 2013 08:40:02 BDT
Jack Daniel says:
That is correct, I believe 'AA' meant Adult accompanied but was changed to 15 because it was not enforced very well and younger children got in !
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