Vantage Point

Vantage Point is a 2008 American political action thriller film directed by Pete Travis and produced by Neal H. Moritz.  The screenplay was written by Barry L. Levy.

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Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains sequences of intense violence and action, some disturbing images and brief strong language)
Run Time:  1h 30min
Release Date:  February 22, 2008 (USA)
Genre:  Action, Crime, Drama, Political
Director:  Pete Travis
Studio:  Columbia Pictures



Vantage Point stars Dennis Quaid, Mathew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Bruce McGill, Edgar Ramirez, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Ayelet Zurer, William Hurt, Said Taghmaoui and Richard T. Jones.

Vantage Point is the story of Special Agents Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) who are assigned to protect President Ashton (William Hurt) during a summit in Salamanca, Spain where an international treaty for the fight against global terrorism will be signed.  Moments after the leader’s arrival, shots ring out, and Ashton is down.  Meanwhile, amid the mass confusion and hysteria following the shooting, a massive bomb goes off in the plaza about three minutes later.  The twenty minutes leading up to the shooting, the shooting and the explosion and the few minutes following are seen through the perspective of a few different people at the event that day.  In the resulting chaos, an American tourist names Howard Lewis (Forest Whitaker) comes forward with his camcorder, which he believes contains the image of the shooter.

Movie Quotes

“The President of the United States has been shot.” – Angie Jones 
“Surprised to still see me alive?” – Enrique

“Mr. President, we have to act strong.” – Phil McCullough
“No, we have to be strong. We have the world’s sympathy. Let’s honor them.” – President Ashton

“What are the chances he freaks out in the middle of a walk?” – Holden
“I’d put it at 50/50.” – Thomas Barnes

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Dennis Quaid as Thomas Barnes

Matthew Fox as Kent Taylor

Forest Whitaker as Howard Lewis

Bruce McGill as Phil McCullough

Edgar Ramirez as Javier

Zoe Saldana as Angie Jones

Sigourney Weaver as Rex Brooks

Ayelet Zurer as Veronica

William Hurt as President Ashton

Said Taghmaoui as Suarez

Richard T. Jones as Holden