10 Great Car Films

Vanishing Point

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9. Vanishing Point (1971)

The 1971 film Vanishing Point is pretty much one giant car chase on film. Car delivery driver Kowalski makes a bet that he can get his next delivery, a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 magnum, from Denver, Colorado to San Francisco by 3pm the following day. Having to drive exactly 1,000 miles in that short amount of time, Kowalski puts the pedal to the metal and roars off. With a supply of Benzedrine pills to keep him awake, Kowalski leads police on a crazy multi-state chase. A blind DJ named Super Soul takes interest, and encourages him to evade police, and his attention causes others to take interest and Kowalski ends up with fans offering support. The film’s ending needs to be seen to do it justice, but rest assured, it will not disappoint.

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