The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
2.35 : 1
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, some disturbing images and brief strong language.
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
President, Secret Service, Agent, Secret Service Agent, Salamanca Spain
SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Assassination Plots, Heads of State, Members of the Press, Terrorism
Visceral, Slick, Frantic, Paranoid, Tense
Secret Service, Time, Salamanca Spain, Camera
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Vantage Point is a 2008 American political action thriller film directed by Pete Travis; it was adapted from a screenplay written by Barry L. Levy. The story focuses on an assassination attempt on the President of the United States, as seen from the various vantage points of different characters. Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, William Hurt, and Sigourney Weaver star in principal roles. The film is often compared, unfavorably, to Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, which also employed storytelling through multiple perspectives. Rashomon used the multiple perspectives to question the possibility of truth, in a process called the Rashomon effect; in contrast, Vantage Point recounts a series of events which are re-enacted from several different perspectives and viewpoints in order to reveal a truthful account of what happened. Vantage Point also explores kidnapping, assassination and terrorism.
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