Saturday, September 24, 2016
Vanishing Point is a near perfect drive-in movie: It has a slight plot, a lot of driving/chase scenes, and some gratuitous nudity. What more could you ask for?
The movie includes a performance by Bonnie & Delaney & Friends (Merry Clayton, Rita Coolidge, David Gates, and Ted Neeley). They appear as gospel group J. Hovah and sing one song "You Got To Believe".
Although Vanishing Point is suppose to be a commentary on post Woodstock America, it plays best, for me, as a simple "car chase film", ranking with the best of the best: "Gone in 60 Seconds"(1974 version), "Bullitt", "Eat My Dust", and "Junkman".